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Colonel
Van Thomas Barfoot
Van T. Barfoot

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born June 15, 1919
place/birth Edinburg, Leake County,
Mississippi
Died March 2, 2012 (aged 92)
Place/death Richmond, Virginia
Cause/death
Buried at
Spouse Norma Louise Davis
(m. 1944 - 1992; her death)
Nationality Native - American
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service 16 Mar, 1940 - 22 Jun, 1944
United States Army (Enlist)
5 Jul, 1946 - 1974
United States Army (Commission)
Service # Officer - 38209

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
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[[File: 3d Platoon,
Company L, 3d Battalion,
157th Infantry Regiment,
45th Infantry Division
Platoon
Sergeant
European Theater
Student,
United States Army Infantry School
Fort Benning, GA 1948 1949
Student,
Command and General Staff College
Fort Leavenworth, KS 1954 1955
[[File: Virginia Army National Guard Senior Army
Adviser
Sandston, VA 19?? 1974
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
Regular Army
Private 16 Mar, 1940
Private First Class
Corporal
Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
Technical sergeant
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Infantry alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
5 Jul, 1946 15 Jun, 1944 23 Aug, 1946
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
15 Jun, 1947 22 Jul, 1947
O-3
Captain (US Infantry)
Captain
US Army Infantry Insignia
14 May, 1951
O-4
Major (US Infantry)
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
4 Sept, 1957
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
15 Jun, 1965
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
Retired
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
Army of the United States
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Infantry alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
21 Jun, 1944 21 Jun, 1944
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
14 Oct, 1944
O-3
Captain (US Infantry)
Captain
US Army Infantry Insignia
26 Mar, 1946
O-4
Major (US Infantry)
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
29 Aug, 1951
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
11 Jul, 1960
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
29 Jun, 1966

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Medal of Honor Medal of Honor
Silver Star Silver Star
Legion of Merit (2 Oakleaf) Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart (3OLC) Purple Heart 3OLC
Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal (oakleaf 1) Army Commendation Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal Good Conduct Medal (Army)
Service/Campaign Medals
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (2 stars) E-A-ME Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star) National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal (2SS) Vietnam Service Medal
Combat/Special Skill Badges
Combat Infantry Badge
Combat Infantryman Badge
Army Aviator Badge
Army Aviator Badge (Basic)
Other Accoutrements
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Battles/WarsEdit

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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