1st Lt Onore E. Case Biography-4

Onore E. Case's Army Career

Case joined the Army as a Private in 1944, and was stationed in the US with the 8th Infantry Regiment / 4th Infantry Division. In March 1946, Onore was promoted to Staff Sergeant, and was stationed near Salzburg, Austria with the 4th Constabulary Squadron, whose duties included maintenance of radio patrols and road inspection.

From 1951-1954, 1st Lieutenant Case was stationed with the 2nd Armored Division in West Germany in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In 1955, Onore returned to the US, where he was promoted to Captain, and became an Army pilot after graduating from the Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, AL.

Promoted to a Major in 1961, he was stationed at Fort Carson CO until 1965. Shortly thereafter, Case was sent to Vietnam; by 1968, he was promoted to Lt. Colonel.  In August 1968, Onore received the Legion of Merit for meritorious service near Long Binh, while serving as the Commanding Officer of the 308th Aviation Battalion.

In July 1970, Case was awarded a second Oak Leaf Cluster for his Army Commendation MedalLt. Col Case completed his Army career as a command pilot with the 44th Aviation Detachment in Colorado Springs, and retired in 1973 after 29 years of distinguished service to country.

Lt. Colonel Onore E. Case died on Nov 8, 2014, and was buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.