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192. NIST, Cecil W.,Jr.

http://www.west-point.org/users/usma1951/18435/

Nist was a West Point Grad, class of 1951? Did he serve as an enlisted man in WWII. Seems so, in the 77th Infantry Division.

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=EokgAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA536&lpg=PA536&dq=Cecil+W.+Nist,Jr.&source=bl&ots=ESeOcFJBUf&sig=YeJuNIZz2U3C5TfIsjyo-A1I3Ik&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwimrOySqdvXAhUKPN8KHZdKDwc4ChDoAQgyMAM#v=onepage&q=Cecil%20W.%20Nist%2CJr.&f=false

 

 

And this is his Father, also a West Pointer. note he was in the 77th Infantry Division as well for a spell in WWII, probably a Battalion Commander (Says Regimental), Nist Senior also commanded the 7th Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division in the Pusan Perimeter.

http://apps.westpointaog.org/Memorials/Article/7118/

 

Nist Jr was in the 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, belieave GO below is for a award of the Bronze Star.

1LT Cecil W Nist Jr General Order: 115-53 Award: CR 2nd Infantry Division 23rd Infantry Regiment D CO Date Of Action: September 17, 1952

 

http://www.koreanwar2.org/kwp2/usa/2id/003/USA_2ID_070023_0453.pdf

 

 

 

Can't find much on Nist Jr in Vietnam, he was some kind of staff officer in 1971, on a second tour we should think.

http://www.vietnamwarhonors.com/index.php?page=directory&rec=55507

 

Nist Jr's Wife's OBIT

 

http://www.myheraldreview.com/obituaries/muriel-patricia-pat-mcgrath-nist/article_00e269c2-8acd-11e7-a0b4-37f94e9c2047.html

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196. ODOM, George W.

 

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In WWII 504th PIR, 82nd Abn Div

 

 

https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=265&p=surnames.odom

 

 

 

In Korea 27th Inf, 25th Inf Div.

 

SFC ODOM GEORGE W - RA10600143 - 1950/09/06 - GA - Floyd - EVC - 27th Inf Regt-25th Inf Div

 

In Vietnam 5th SF GP.

 

 

Odom George W CSM 06/03/68 06/01/69

 

http://www.specialforcesbooks.com/Command.htm

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?421924-CSM-George-W-Odom-92-USA-(RET)-WWII-Korea-Vietnam-Columbus-GA-30-31-AUG-16

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197. OKENDO, Lawrence D.

 

No info interestingly so far on WWII.

 

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In Korea. 7th Inf, 3rd Inf Div.

 

OKENDO LAWRENCE D - RA39049555 - 1953/06/24 - CA - Alameda - RTD - 7th Inf Regt-3rd Inf Div

 

In Vietnam 4th Bn 503rd Inf (Abn)

 

He wrote a book, Sky Soldiers.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Sky-soldier-Dak-Lawrence-Okendo/dp/0962033308

 

 

His awards of the SS Korea and Vietnam.

http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=109948

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199. ORLAND, Dominick J.

 

Dominick J. Orlando, list leaves off the O

 

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Can find no info other then his tombstone, and that he was a Permanent LTC by 1 January 1968 (Reserve Commission) and came in to the Army, no doubt as an enlisted man, 23 January 1941.

 

 

 

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201. PARSONS, Boyd D.,Jr.

 

 

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Parsons is listed in the roster of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment in WWII, Co G, and as a Senior rather then a Junior.

 

Can't find much after that, other then he appeers to have been wounded in Vietnam.

 

THE PRESIDENT pointedlv observed that "some doubt the wisdom of any action" in Viet Nam. Then he ... TOURING WALTER Reed Army Hospital, the President saw row after row of wounded veterans, officers and enlisted men, most of them injured in Viet Nam. ... Boyd D. Parsons Sr., 43 years old, Poca, W. Va.; Capt.

 

And passed in 1995.

 

 

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204. PEDROZA, Leo R

 

 

From his obituary we see he was in from 1938 to 1959, perhaps the 1959 date is in error, as if he was in Vietnam as a MAAG, not sure he would of been awarded that third CIB.

 

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/eastbaytimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=161945352

 

 

Can not find units in WWII (He was awarded a SS) or Vietnam

 

He was in the 2nd Infantry Division, wounded, Master Sergeant.

PEDROZA LEO R - RA39115225 - 1951/03/15 - CA - Monterey - RTD - 38th Inf Regt-2nd Inf Div

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205. PEELER, William G.

 

Not sure if this is a correct for this entry to this list, as I found a William G.Peeler in Korea, but and seen he was born in 1932, and was KIA in Vietnam. A 2nd Award CIB recipient as we see. No other William G. Peeler's found.

 

William G Peeler
Service Number
RA26345811
Home State
Illinois
Home County
Douglas
Component
USA Regular Army
Troop
1st Cavalry Division Infantry
Troop Element
Cv Div Cav Regt Inf
Unit
0007
Specialty
Light Weapons Infantryman
Rank
Private First Class
Branch
Infantry
Place Casualty
South Korea
Date Casualty
5/6/51
Casualty Type
Returned to Duty FECOM (Far East Command)
Details
Otherwise Seriously Injured in Action, Returned to Duty FECOM
Disposition Date
05/13/1951
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210. PIOTRZKWSKI, J. L.

 

Joseph L. Piotrzkwski, for some reason his nickname was Pete.

 

Was able to find some items.

 

An enlisted man in WWII, October 1944, became a officer in 1952, uncertain if he seen action in Korea as an officer or an enlistedman.

 

Unknown what units he was in in WWII or Korea. in Vietnam 101st Abn Div (AM) 1st Battalion 501st Infantry CO, he may have also done either an earlier tour (173rd Abn Bde???) or a later one, uncertain.

 

 

After WWII and before Korea, Piotrzkwski was a New York National Guardsman in the Buffalo area's 174th Infantry, 27th Infantry Division, a Sergeant First Class, see page 135 of this PDF, Report of the Adjutant General New York National Guard 1949.

 

https://dmna.ny.gov/historic/research/AG_Reports/AG_Report_1949.pdf

 

 

 

Piotrzkwski in 1962 and later in 1972.

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At one point, 1973-74 he was G1 of XVIII Abn Corps, Fort Bragg North Carolina.

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181. MILLOY, Albert E.

 

 

 

82nd Abn Div WWII

 

2nd Inf Div Korea

 

1st Inf Div and Americal Div Vietnam.

 

Third CIB.Awarded in 1965 when he was a Colonel and CO of the 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division

 

Milloy was the only general to command two different divisions in Vietnam, and back to back, the 1st Inf Div, April 1969 - March 1970 , the Americal, March 1970-November 1970.

 

 

 

A lot of awards for Milloy.

http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=109180

 

Lots of Photos of him.

https://www.facebook.com/MGAlbertAEMilloyUSArmyRet/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

181. MILLOY, Albert E.

 

 

 

82nd Abn Div WWII

 

2nd Inf Div Korea

 

1st Inf Div and Americal Div Vietnam.

 

Third CIB.Awarded in 1965 when he was a Colonel and CO of the 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division

 

Milloy was the only general to command two different divisions in Vietnam, and back to back, the 1st Inf Div, April 1969 - March 1970 , the Americal, March 1970-November 1970.

 

 

 

A lot of awards for Milloy.

http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=109180

 

Lots of Photos of him.

https://www.facebook.com/MGAlbertAEMilloyUSArmyRet/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whoops, forgot to add this other photo of Milloy in 1965, photo from the Big Red One Pocket Patches topic.

 

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211. PLASS, Frank C.

 

Enlisted 29th Infantry Fort Benning 1938 and served 33 years. Uncertain though on his WWII unit or units, say Aleutian Islands, Southern France, The Bulge, Czechoslovakia.

 

But he was in the 1st Cavalry Division, 8th Cavalry in Korea War. I think he may have been in the Cav in Vietnam too.

 

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Frank-Plass&lc=4590&pid=185792192&mid=7445258

 

https://www.wehonorveterans.org/columbus-hospice-alabama

 

https://benningnews.org/2017/06/20/remembering-command-sgt-maj-charles-c-plass/

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