Putnam, William, SSG

Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
76Y10-Unit Supply Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1980-1984, 76Y10, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment/HHC
Previously Held MOS
95B-Military Policeman
71H10-Personnel Specialist
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
76W-Petroleum Supply Specialist
Service Years
1963 - 1984
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Staff Sergeant

Seven Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Army Military Police US Army Retired (Pre-2007) 1st Aviation Brigade US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)

US Army Retired 23rd Infantry Division (Americal) 1st Cavalry Division 2nd Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Military Police Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Air Assault Badge 11th AAD 1964 MP Shoulder Cord

Signal Shoulder Cord Warriors Medal Of Valor Jungle Expert Badge Cold War Medal

Order of The Spur Sergeant Morales Club Cold War Veteran Blue Star

 Military Association Memberships
1st Cavalry Division AssociationChapter 1Post 150
  2005, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]7
  2010, 1st Cavalry Division Association, Columbia-Williamette Chapter (Portland, Oregon) [Verified]
  2010, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Member) (Portland, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, American Legion, Post 150 (Member) (Portland, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviation Badge (Senior)
Air Assault Badge
Auto Rifle

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1963, 4th Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Ord, CA), D
 Unit Assignments
Army War College (Staff)USAG Japan39th Signal Battalion U.S. Army
174th Assault Helicopter CompanyUnited States Strike Command (STRICOM)227th Aviation Battalion (AHB)4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment
3rd Battalion, 5th Cavalry 9th Aviation Battalion3rd Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment8th Aviation Battalion
1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment
  1963-1964, 95B, Army War College (Staff)
  1964-1964, 95B, USAG Japan/294th Military Police Company (Prov)
  1964-1965, 71B10, USAG Japan
  1965-1965, 71B10, US Army Japan (USARJ)/USAG Japan
  1965-1966, 71H10, 39th Signal Battalion /232nd Signal Company
  1966-1967, (67Q) Single-Engine Single-Rotor Helicopter Repairman Course
  1967-1968, 67N10, 174th Assault Helicopter Company
  1968-1969, 67N10, United States Strike Command (STRICOM)
  1969-1970, 67N10, 227th Aviation Battalion (AHB)/C Company
  1971-1972, 67N10, Aviation Maintenance Officer/Flight Test Pilot Course
  1972-1973, 76W, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment/D Troop
  1973-1975, 76W, 3rd Battalion, 5th Cavalry /HHC
  1975-1976, 67N10, 9th Aviation Battalion/B Company
  1976-1977, 76W, 3rd Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment/C Troop
  1977-1979, 76W, 8th Aviation Battalion/C Company
  1979-1980, 76Y10, 1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division
  1980-1984, 76Y10, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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