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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.
Photographed 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
Col Jack L. Treadwell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 9, 2015
2. Col Jack L. Treadwell
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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 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesWar, VietnamWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1945.
 
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. Located at Treadwell Tower on Fort Sill. Marker is located on an active U.S. military installation. Appropriate identification is required for access. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Soviet M1939 52-K 85mm Anti Aircraft Gun (approx. 1.1 miles away); M51 Skysweeper 75mm Anti Aircraft Gun
Col Jack L. Treadwell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 9, 2015
3. Col Jack L. Treadwell Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Lockheed X-7A1 Target Drone (approx. 1.1 miles away); Iraqi SZ-60 57mm Anti Aircraft Gun (approx. 1.1 miles away); MIM-3 Nike Ajax (approx. 1.1 miles away); U.S. M119 105mm Light Howitzer (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sill.
 
Also see . . .  Col. Jack L. Treadwell at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 12, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Treadwell Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 9, 2015
4. Treadwell Tower
Training tower on Fort Sill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Aug. 9, 2022