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Col William Richard “Bill” Lehrfeld

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Col William Richard “Bill” Lehrfeld

  • Birth 4 Jul 1936 Colón, Panama
  • Death 17 Aug 1998 Greenfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
  • Plot XXXVI B-67
  • Memorial ID 101697860

West Point graduate Class of 1959.

Airborne, Ranger

Viet Nam Veteran
Bronze Star, Air Medal 2 awards, Meritorious Service Medal 2 awards, Army Commendation Medal 2 Awards, Combat Infantryman Badge,

Army assignments included:
1st Airborne Battle Group, 325th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg NC
Airborne Instructor, Airborne Department, Fort Benning GA
Honor Guard, Eight Army, Korea
Honor Guard, 3rd Infantry, Fort Myer VA
Company Commander, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Viet Nam
25th Infantry Operations, Viet Nam
Infantry Tactics Instructor, USMA West Point
J-3 Directorate, Special Operations Command, Panama
Plans Officer, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell KY
Exec Officer 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell KY
Commander, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell KY
Chief Combat Arms Readiness Element, Readiness Group, Presidio CA
Deputy Commander, Fort Devens, MA

In high school in 1955 in Paso Robles CA, Bill had been honored as the "Athlete of the Year" and voted a national high school All-American football player. He was heavily recruited by several major colleges, but chose to follow in his father's footsteps and attend West Point.


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  • Created by: Carl Weaver
  • Added: 4 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101697860
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col William Richard “Bill” Lehrfeld (4 Jul 1936–17 Aug 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101697860, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Carl Weaver (contributor 47207737) .