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William J. Tehan III

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Participant Info

Class Year (or years attended)
Military Service Branch
US Naval Reserve & US Marine Corps
Years of Service
5 June 1962 - 1 October 1991
Service Academy or ROTC Institution
Fleet Candidate Regular NROTC Program
Highest Rank Attained
Lt. Col., USMC
Type of Separation
Retired Honorably
Awards and Decorations
Bronze Star w/ V, Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Stars (5 awards) Navy Commendation Medal w/ V and gold star (2 awards), Navy Achievement Medal w/ V and Gold Star (2 awards), Purple Heart w/ 2 Gold Stars (3 awards), Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (Gold Star- Corps Level), Vietnamese Honor Medal First Class, Navy/Marine Parachute Insignia, Navy Dive Insignia-SCUBA, Army Ranger Tab, Defense Intelligence Agency Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Medal
Major Duty Assignments, Military Units/Organizations/Ships, and Locations of Service?
Rifle Platoon Commander Rifle Company Commander 2d Battalion 3d Marines Viet Nam. Reconnaissance Platoon Commander, Rifle Company Commander, Infantry Battalion Operations Operations Officer and Executive Officer 2 Marine Division Camp Lejeune N.C.. Battalion Commander 3d Reconnaisance Battalion , Okinawa. Assistant Professor of Naval Science, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Ill., Associate Professor of Naval Science Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg Va.
Most Memorable Military Experience or Accomplishment
Marine Rifle Platoon Commander and Marine Rifle Company Commander- Viet Nam Dec.67-Dec68. Battalion Commander 3d Reconnaissance Battalion
If your service included combat or hostile action describe
Viet Nam Dec.67-Dec.68, Tet 68, Khe Sanh Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos May 71-May73 Easter Offensive 72/ Operation Linebacker Afghanistan Jan-Mar 2005 as armed DIA civilian intelligence officer. Iraq Sep.-Dec. 2007 and Sep.-Dec.2009 as armed DIA civilian intelligence officer.
Date of Death and Where They Were Laid to Rest
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