John R. Jeter


Army Commendation Medal
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  • Rank and organization: Colonel, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Place and date: Germany, 21 December 1945 – 15 September 1946
  • G.O. No.: HQ, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 61 (1946)

Citation: John R. Jeter, O16342, Colonel, 16th Infantry. For meritorious service in connection with operations in the Army of Occupation in Germany from 21 December 1945 to 15 September 1946. During this period, Colonel Jeter, as Regimental Commander, 16th Infantry Regiment, repeatedly displayed outstanding ability as a commander. His excellence as a director and organizer enabled him to weld his unit into a smoothly operating regiment, while at the same time he performed all additional duties such as movement of his unit, control and movement of displaced persons, and the establishment of a Military Community. His outstanding ability to understand the problems of others, regardless of their nature, his vast store of complex and technical knowledge, and his unfailing judgment, caused his duties to be performed in a highly superior manner, leaving nothing to be desired. His method of discussing and meeting problems was such that each one became a lesson in leadership and tact. The outstanding execution of duty of Colonel Jeter has proved of inestimable value to the Armed Forces of the United States. Colonel Jeter is hereby authorized to wear the Army Commendation Ribbon by direction of the Secretary of War. Residence at appointment: Union, South Carolina.

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