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William J. Tehan III
- Class Year (or years attended)
- Military Service Branch
- US Marine Corps
- Years of Service
- Service Academy or ROTC Institution
- NROTC Unit University of Mississippi
- Highest Rank Attained
- Lieutenant Colonel
- Type of Separation
- Retired USMC
- Awards and Decorations
- Bronze Star Medal w/V, Navy Comm Medal w/V and Gold Star (2d Award), Navy Achievement Medal w/V, Meritorious Service Medal w/3 Gold Stars (4 awards), Vietnamese’s Cross of Gallantry w/Silver Palm, Vietnamese Honor Medal 1st Class, Scuba Diver Qualification, Navy/Marine Corps Parachute Wings, Ranger Tab
- Major Duty Assignments, Military Units/Organizations/Ships, and Locations of Service?
- RVN 1968 rifle platoon and company commander. Reconnaissance platoon commander 1969-71, Fleet Combat intelligence Officer involved in Special Operations 1971-1973, Rifle company commander/Batallion Operations Officer/Batallion Executive Officer 2d Marine Division 1977-1979, Reconnaissance Battallion Commander 1983 3d Marine Division Okinawa
- Most Memorable Military Experience or Accomplishment
- 2d Lt. Rifle Platoon Commander, Rifle Company Commander RVN 1968, Commanding Officer 3d Reconnaissance Battalion 1983.
- Share the in-service schools/training attended and your primary military specialty.
- The Basic School Quantico, Jump School Ft. Benning, Scuba School Key West, Jungle Warfare School Panama, Ranger School Ft. Benning, Amphibious Warfare School Quantico, Command and General Staff College ((the Distinguished Graduate) Quantico
- If your service included combat or hostile action describe
- December 1967-December 1968 RVN (Tet, Khe Sanh) May 1971-Mar 1973 7th Fleet/RVN/Laos. Deployed as armed/uniformed Senor Intelligence Officer by DIA to Afghanistan 2005 and Iraq 2007 and 2009.
- Date of Death and Where They Were Laid to Rest
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