Kissinger, Henry, Sgt

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Military Intelligence
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Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1946-1947, AAF 659, European Command Intelligence School
Previously Held MOS
631-Intelligence NCO
AAF 659-Instructor (Designated Subject)
Service Years
1943 - 1946
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Kissinger underwent basic training at Camp Croft in Spartanburg, South Carolina. On June 19, 1943, while stationed in South Carolina, at the age of 20 years, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen. The army sent him to study engineering at Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, but the program was cancelled, and Kissinger was reassigned to the 84th Infantry Division. There, he made the acquaintance of Fritz Kraemer, a fellow immigrant from Germany who noted Kissinger's fluency in German and his intellect, and arranged for him to be assigned to the military intelligence section of the division. Kissinger saw combat with the division, and volunteered for hazardous intelligence duties during the Battle of the Bulge.

During the American advance into Germany, Kissinger, only a private, was put in charge of the administration of the city of Krefeld, owing to a lack of German speakers on the division's intelligence staff. Within eight days he had established a civilian administration. Kissinger was then reassigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps, with the rank of sergeant. He was given charge of a team in Hanover assigned to tracking down Gestapo officers and other saboteurs, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. In June 1945, Kissinger was made commandant of the Bensheim metro CIC detachment, Bergstrasse district of Hesse, with responsibility for de-Nazification of the district. Although he possessed absolute authority and powers of arrest, Kissinger took care to avoid abuses against the local population by his command.

In 1946, Kissinger was reassigned to teach at the European Command Intelligence School at Camp King, continuing to serve in this role as a civilian employee following his separation from the army.
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The Nobel Peace Prize - 1973

The 1973 prize went to North Vietnamese leader Le Duc Tho and United States Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger "for the 1973 Paris Peace Accords intended to bring about a cease-fire in the Vietnam War and a withdrawal of the American forces". Tho later declined the prize, on grounds that the Paris Peace Accords were not being adhered to in full. North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam in April 1975 and reunified the country whilst Lu Duc Tho was still in government. Kissinger's history included the secret 1969–1975 bombing campaign against Khmer Rouge and North Vietnamese Army troops in Cambodia, the alleged U.S. complicity in Operation Condor—a mid-1970s campaign of kidnapping and murder coordinated among the intelligence and security services of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay—as well as the death of French nationals under the Chilean junta. He also supported the Turkish Intervention in Cyprus resulting in the de facto partition of the island. According to Irwin Abrams, this prize was the most controversial to date. Two Norwegian Nobel Committee members resigned in protest. When the award was announced, hostilities were continuing. The selection of Lu Duc Tho was also controversial.
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84th Infantry Division

Bolling, Alexander Russell, LTG, (1917-1955) USA 00GC Major General
Barrett, Charles, BG, (1922-1963) FA 1193 Brigadier General
Foster, Ivan, MG, (1918-1965) FA 1193 Brigadier General
McClure, Robert, MG, (1917-1954) USA 00GC Brigadier General
Schumacher, Fred, COL, (1943-1970) IN 1560 Captain
Marshok, Edward Thomas, T/Sgt, (1941-1944) IN 745 Technical Sergeant
Hamner, Russell, S/Sgt, (1944-1946) IN 745 Staff Sergeant
Nelson, Thomas, S/Sgt, (1943-1946) IN 605 Staff Sergeant
White, Ralph W, T/4, (1942-1945) MD 409 Technician Fourth Grade
Mahone, Jr., Richard IN 746 Corporal
Mahone, Sr., Richard, Cpl, (1942-1946) IN 746 Corporal
Wetzstein, John, Cpl, (1944-1946) TC 345 Corporal
Blunt, Roscoe, Pvt, (1944-1945) AB 434 Private First Class
Ciriaco, Andrew Joseph, PFC, (1934-1946) EN 059 Private First Class
Hayes, John W., PFC, (1943-1945) IN 745 Private First Class
Barrett, Charles, BG, (1922-1963) 2010 Colonel
Truman, Louis Watson, LTG, (1926-1967) 2010 Colonel
Church, John Huston, MG, (1917-1952) Brigadier General
Bolling, Alexander Russell, MG, (1939-1973) IN First Lieutenant
Earnest, Guy, 1LT, (1938-1944) First Lieutenant
Millay, Wilbur, T/5, (1945-1946) IN Private First Class
O'Toole, Edward L., PFC, (1942-1944) Private First Class
Kuhn, Kermit D., Pvt, (1940-1945) Private
Woodruff, Roscoe Barnett, MG, (1915-1953) Major General
Kartchner, Silas Hall, Sgt, (1942-1945) Sergeant
Lucas, Glancy Vernon, PFC, (1944-1945) Private First Class

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