I received it from another member of this forum.
The items belonged to Col Charles C. Allison, who was born on 9th Aug 1926, and lived in Nebraska.
Allison enlisted in the US Army on the 20th Oct 1943 but did not start active service until 3rd January 1945 and served in the Pacific theater with the 503rd PIR. After the war he served with the 11th Airborne Division. He finished his enlisted service on the 12th December 1946 as MSgt. After which he reverted back to non-active duty.
On 20th April 1949 Allison began duty as a Reserve 2nd LT. Lieutenant Allison was wounded in action on the 18th November 1950 in North Korea while serving with the 187th Airborne Regiment. He became a Regular army 2nd LT on 8th April 1952.
Following promotion to Captain, Allison completed the Infantry Officers Advanced Course in 1957. On the 12 August 1962 he was promoted to Major and the next year he attended the Command and General Staff Collage.
Major Allison served South Vietnam as a G-3 Advisor and Sector Advisor from 11th December 1963 until 29th November 1964. Upon his return to the United States he took up a staff position in the US Army Combat Development Command and was promoted to LT COL on 15 June 1965.
On the 13th January 1967 LT COL took up the position of Executive Officer of the 193rd Infantry Brigade stationed in Panama. Later in 1967 LT COL Allison took command of the 3rd Battalion of the 508th Infantry (also in Panama), which was the Airborne element of the 193rd Brigade. LT COL commanded 3/508 until its deactivation on the 26th June 1968.
Allison returned to Vietnam on the 20th of July 1971 until 29th of April 1972.
I do not have a date for Allisonís promotion to Colonel but I would guess it was around this time.
From 6th of August 1974 until his retirement on 31st March 1979 COL Allison was Deputy Inspector General and then Inspector General of the US Army FORSCOM.
COL Allison was awarded the following during his service:
Legion of Merit with 2 OLC
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal with 2 OLC
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation medal with 3 OLC
Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal with 1 OLC
Korean Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm
Armed Forces Honor Medal First Class
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device
COL Allisonís qualification badges include:
CIB second award
Jungle Expert badge
Master Parachutist badge
Parachute Rigger badge
RVN Master Parachutist badge
Ecuador Army Master Parachutist badge.
LT COL Allison's 1967 contract jungle jacket from when he commanded 3/508.
Edited by Mr-X, 03 July 2008 - 05:51 AM.