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 Co. 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 States Army.
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 was also in line to be the President of the Commander's and Adjutant's Association at the DAV National level.
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