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Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Col Jack L. Treadwell

Personal Courage

 
 
Col Jack L. Treadwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 9, 2015
1. Col Jack L. Treadwell Marker
Medals on bottom of sign
Medal of Honor
(WWII - 1945)

Distinguished Service Cross
(WWII - 1944)

Silver Star
(WWII - 1945)

Distinguished Flying Cross
(Vietnam - 1969)

Soldier's Medal
(Vietnam 1969)

Bronze Star w/Valor
(WWII - 1944)
(1 OLC)

Air Medal
(Vietnam - 1969)
(12th Award)

Purple Heart
(WWII - 1945)
(3 OLC)
Inscription. Colonel Jack L. Treadwell epitomized the Army Value of Personal Courage perhaps as no other soldier in the history of the nation. During his 33 years of service, he earned every medal of valor possible for a member of the United States Army. For his extreme heroism in Germany on March, 1945, he was awarded the Medal of Honor, the United States' highest decoration. For his courage in other actions in World War II, he received the Distinguished Service Cross (the US's second highest decoration) and the French government awarded him the Croix de Guerre. By the time of the Vietnam War, Jack Treadwell had risen to the rank of Colonel and commanded the American Division's 11th Brigade. He was twice decorated for heroism by the United States for his uncommon valor in Vietnam. He also was awarded the Cross of Gallantry by the South Vietnamese government.

In addition to his awards for valor, Jack Treadwell was wounded four times in combat, earning him the Purple Heart with three oak leaf clusters. Jack Treadwell displayed Personal Courage by becoming a senior parachutist and leading numerous airborne operations.
Col Jack Treadwell faced fear, adversity, and extreme challenges throughout his entire military service. The story of his life serves as an inspiration to all soldiers to follow.
Treadwell Tower is therefore most appropriately
Col Jack L. Treadwell image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 9, 2015
2. Col Jack L. Treadwell
named in his honor and it is where you, soldier, will learn to face fear, adversity and challenges. At this site, you will display the trait of Personal Courage that Col Treadwell so exemplified and that the Army wants you to live up to as one of its seven core values.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 34° 39.003′ N, 98° 22.551′ W. Marker is in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Comanche County. Marker can be reached from South Boundary Road one mile south of Sheridan Road. Click for map. Located at Treadwell Tower on Fort Sill. Marker is located on an active U.S. military installation. Appropriate identification is required for access. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Satank Killed (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Sill (approx. one mile away); Proud American (approx. 1.2 miles away); 280mm Heavy Motorized Gun M65 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Comanche Reformed Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Post Headquarters (approx. 1.5 miles away); Post Guardhouse (approx. 1.5 miles away); Infantry Barracks (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Sill.
 
Also see . . .
Col Jack L. Treadwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 9, 2015
3. Col Jack L. Treadwell Marker
 Col. Jack L. Treadwell at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 12, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
Treadwell Tower image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 9, 2015
4. Treadwell Tower
Training tower on Fort Sill
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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