LTC Williams T. Anton
Dr. William T. Anton was
born in Chicago, Illinois on 7 July 1948 to LTC (Ret.) & Mrs. Andrew
Anton. Upon completion of High School, Ranger Anton accepted an ROTC
scholarship to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Ranger Anton played
football for the Cornhuskers. Due to an injury sustained playing
football, Ranger Anton ceased to play for the team so that he may
continue his role as cadet. In '69 -'70, Ranger Anton was selected as
National Commander of Pershing Rifles, and promoted to Cadet Major
General. He was the highest-ranking ROTC Cadet in the United States with
over 20,000 cadets in his command, with 17 Regiments.
Ranger Anton, a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG), entered active
duty into the United States Army in February 1970 as a Regular Army 2nd
Lit. and completed I.O.B.C. From this point, Ranger Anton successfully
completed and graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne School and the U.S.
Army Ranger School with Ranger Class 14-70.
Ranger Anton was a Patrol Platoon Leader in C. O (Arctic Ranger) 75th
Inf. (Airborne) and made the historic first tactical parachute jump in
the Polar Ice Cap. Ranger Anton served with Co. H (Ranger) 75th Inf.
(Airborne), the most decorated combat Ranger unit in Vietnam, serving as
Company Commander and Executive Officer. Ranger Anton was decorated for
valor while serving in this unit. Ranger Anton retired from Active Duty
in November 1990 after serving 20 years on Active Duty in the United
Ranger Anton holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education from the
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, a Master's Degree in Education from
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, and a Doctorate in Education
from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Ranger Anton serves as the unit Director for Co. H (Ranger) 75th Inf.
(Airborne), 1st Cavalry Division, 75th Ranger Regiment Association. His
Masonic activities are numerous, including Past Master of Solomon Lodge
No. 822 and a Past Senior Grand Warden within the American Canadian
Grand Lodge. Ranger Anton is also a Coroneted 33rd Degree; ancient and
Accepted Scottish Rite member. Ranger Anton is also a Life Member in
MENSA, the high I.Q. society. Additionally, he is a Life Member of the
Combat Infantryman's Association, 82nd Airborne Division Association,
and Special Forces Association.
Ranger Anton was a 100% Disabled Veteran. Ranger Anton was the Disabled
American Veterans (DAV) Department (State) Adjutant in Nevada – this
equates to the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. He is also
in line to be the President of the Commander's and Adjutant's
Association at the DAV National level.
Respectfully submitted by:
Charles (Chuck) Windham