2nd MTB, 13th Cavalry, 1958
(Source: Hank Johnson)
Company photo for A-2/13 Cav, c fall 1958. That's my dad (Lawrence H. Johnson, Jr), at the top. He went on to command 7th Squadron (Air), 17th Cav - the division air cav squadron for the 4th Inf Div in the Central Highlands during the Vietnam War. During Tet 1968, under my dad's leadership, 7/17 Cav pounded the NVA flat (in the vicinity of Dak To and Kontum. The squadron was awarded 3 Presidential Unit Citations for that frenzied month. He retired in 1973, from the Joint Chiefs of Staff.