Clayton County Veteran of the Month

Clayton County Veteran of the Month

The Veteran of the Month recipient for May is Sergeant Major Eddie Turner.

Sergeant Major Eddie Turner enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 1, 1950 and faithfully served his country for 30 years until his retirement on September 1, 1980. He served in the Korean War from January 1950 until April 1952. He later served in the Vietnam War from January 1970 to 1971. Sergeant Major Turner was stationed in Germany from 1956 to 1959, 1961 to 1964, and 1971 to 1974.

State Side Assignments

  • Fort Jackson, South Carolina August 1950-December 1950 
  • Fort Bragg, North Carolina August 1952
  • Fort Gordon, Georgia 1952
  • Fort Rucker, Alabama 1952
  • Fort Benning, Georgia 1954, 1959-1961
  • Fort Hood, Texas 1954-1956
  • Fort Riley, Kansas 1964-1965
  • Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1966-1970, 1974-1978
  • Fort McPherson, Georgia 1978-1980

Service Medals

  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Presidential Unit Citation
  • Korea Service Medal
  • Drill Sergeant Identification Badge
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • The Legion Merit