• Received Masters Degree at PSU.
  • Served tours with the 76th Artillery Regiment, 82nd  Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge, and served as Company Commander with the 508th Airborne Infantry Regiment.  He also served in Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. 
  • He was promoted to Colonel, Regular Army while serving as Secretary Joint Staff to JUSMAGG in Athens, Greece. 
  • From 1967-1972, Colonel French was the Professor of Military Science at PSU.  He served as Assistant Director of Public Works in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Awards and Decorations Include:  Bronze Star with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Legion of Merit, Combat Infantry Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.