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Elliott P. “Bud” Sydnor, Jr.


(Retired, US Army, Aug 1981)

WKU Class of 1952

Commander, 1st Bn, 327th Airborne Regt, Vietnam

Ground Force Commander1970 rain on POW camp at Son Tay, North Vietnam

Commander, 1st Special Forces Group, Okinawa

Director, US Army Ranger Department

June 1992 inducted into Ranger Hall of Fame(one of 21 members inducted since 1675)

Awarded 4 of the 5 highest Army valorous awards-

Distinguished Service CrossSilver Star

Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Distinguished Flying Cross

Bronze Star w/V Device

Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/ Silver Star

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