Louis R. McBane

Lieutenant Lewis R. McBane, 4th Platoon, 51st Company Infantry OCS, Fort Benning, Georgia.Rank: 1st Lieutenant

Branch: Infantry

Separation Date: January 13, 1968

Deceased: September 21, 2012

Wife’s Name: Mary Lee (December 1998); Children 2

City and State: Whittier, North Carolina

Awards: Vietnam Cross of Gallantry; Air Medal (Republic of Vietnam); 2 O/S Bars; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Parachutist Badge; Combat Infantry Badge; Army Commendation Badge; Bronze Star (V) Medal; Silver Star Medal

Civilian Schools & Degrees: University of South Carolina BA/MA; University of Florida Doctor of Law

Summary of Assignments: Fort Ord, California Training Bde.; Jungle School, Fort Sherman, Canal Zone; 3rd Platoon Leader then Company Commander, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 2nd Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Phuc Vinh, Vietnam; HHD 1st Tng. Bde. Fort Jackson, SC.

Jobs/Profession following military: Civil Trial Attorney, specialized in Construction Litigation

Current hobbies/interests: Photography (printing, matting & framing); Off Road Dune Buggy; Travel; Fishing; VA volunteer-alcoholics & addicts; Western/Eastern Spiritual work & meditation.

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