Gregory Ritch

Gregory A. Ritch

Attended the Connellsville Joint School District

Graduated in: 1968

Branch of service: US Army

Officer Candidate School, Class RC 1-78, Class 2-7-F2.
Rifle Platoon Leader, Detachment 1, Company A, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry,
Commander, Detachment 1, Company A. 1st Battalion, 110 Infantry,
Training Officer, 630th Transportation Company, Washington, PA.
Personnel Officer, 429th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy), Uniontown, PA,
Construction Officer, Headquarters Company, 429th Engineer Battalion,
Commander & Executive Officer, Company D, 429th Engineer Battalion, Greensburg, PA,
Readiness Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations, 99th Army Reserve Command,
Operations Officer, 336th Military Police Battalion, Oakdale, Pennsylvania,
Engineer Team Chief, 2nd Regiment, 312th Augmentation Batallion, Field Exercise,
Operations Officer, 3rd Regiment, 312th Lanes Battalion, 6th Brigade, 78th Division,
Commander, 458th Engineer Combat Battalion, Johnstown, Pennsylvania,
Deputy Commander & Operations Officer, 464th Chemical Brigade, Johnstown, PA,
Deputy Commander, 455th Chemical Brigade, Iraq Survey Group, Baghdad, Iraq

Special Recognition Received: Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal,
Army Commendation Medal with One Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement
Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service
Medal with two Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,
Humanitarian Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal,
Iraq Campaign Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Combat Action Badge,
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Gold Hourglass Device and M Device,
Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Bronze Deflurey from the Army Engineer Association

Information regarding duties/deployment:
Served from 7 January 1970, Baghdad, Iraq – Mobilized 126 Feb 2003,
Returned from Iraq 4 May 2004, Task Force 455th Chemical Brigade at
Camp Slayer, Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Freedom from 5 May 2003 until April 15, 2004.

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