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John K. Singlaub Collection

John K. Singlaub Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
John K. Singlaub
State of Birth:
CA
Home State:
TN
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1978
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
Location of Service
China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater; France; European Theater; Hainan Island, China; Mukden, Manchuria
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran was a member of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a precursor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
3rd Infantry Division; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Location of Service
Korea
Highest Rank
Major
Prisoner of War
No

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Joint Unconventional Warfare Task Force, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Special Operation Group (MACV / SOG); Chief of Staff of the United Nations Command; 8th Infantry Division
Location of Service
Cholon, Vietnam; Germany; Korea; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Hood, Texas
Highest Rank
Major General
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as the Chief of Staff, United Nations Command, United States Force, Korea and 8th Army in Seoul. He served as the United Nations Command Senior Military Member of the Military Armistice Commission at Panmunjom. The veteran helped establishment of the Ranger Training Center at Fort Benning and served their as an instructor. He helped establish the Modern Army Selected Systems Test, Evaluation and Review activity at Fort Hood. He was responsible for training and combat readiness of the Army Reserve and Army National Guard units in a ten state area. He also was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] --Typewritten document
Interviewer:
Brad Winchester
Contributor:
Ivonne McDowell
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Department of Veterans Affairs, Public & Intergovernmental Affairs
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/19276
Subjects:
Singlaub, John K.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
John K. Singlaub Collection
(AFC/2001/001/19276), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2004-11-02
 

 

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