I found this picture of LTC James D. Herndon in the 1968 Command & General Staff College yearbook. He is wearing a CIB with 2 stars. However, his ribbons don't indicate any WWII service and I cannot find him listed on the National Infantry Museum's list of three time recipients. Any thoughts? It's hard to imagine an active duty officer would blatantly wear this if he wasn't entitled since the two stars would probably stick out like a sore thumb. I wonder if the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal was for the Dominican Republic and he mistakenly thought he was entitled to a CIB for Korea, Vietnam and the Dom. Rep.
James D. Herndon can be discounted as a 3 time CIB holder, he was born in 1931 and entered 1952, perhaps as suggested, Dom Rep plus Vietnam, he apparently served two tours in Vietnam, a second one in 1970 as commander of the 1st Bn 11th Inf, 1st Bde 5th Inf Div (M).
Commanding General 1st Inf Bde, 5th Inf Div (M) ATTN: AVBL-C APO San Francisco 06477
1. (U) NAME AND TYPE OF OPERATION:
a. Name: GREEN RIVER
b. Type Of Operation: Reconnaissance in force, search and clear, rocket suppression, and saturation ambush/patrolling by infantry companies and recon teams2. © DATES OF OPERATION: 190001H January 1970 to 220900 July 1970
3. (U) LOCATION: AO ORANGE vicinity FSB A-4 and FSB C-2 just south of the DMZ and FSB FULLER. AO RED vicinity of LZ SHARON and HAI LANG. AO GREEN along the Ba Long Valley and vicinity of FSB HOLCOMB. (Map: Vietnam 1:50,000 AMS Series L7014, Sheets 6342 I, II, 6442 II, III, IV.)
COMMAND HEADQUATERS: Headquarters, 1st Battalion 11th Infantry.
5. (U) UNIT COMMANDERS:
Commanding Officer, TF 1-11
LTC James D. Herndon, XXX-XX-XXXX, 19 Jan to 31 May
LTC William W. Davidson Jr., XXX-XX-XXXX, 1 Jun – 22 Jul
Edited by patches, 14 January 2018 - 08:59 AM.