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William J. Tehan III

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Participant Info

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.
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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