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William J. Tehan III
- 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
- Share the in-service schools/training attended and your primary military specialty.
- Infantry Officer, Reconnaissance Marine, Intelligence Officer, The distinguished graduate Marine Corps Command and Staff College 1980
- 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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