John P. Lawton

John P. Lawton

John P. Lawton

Colonel John Phillips Lawton was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 3-63 on 25 June 1963. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer and Company Commander, Fort Jackson, SC. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant BN Advisor, 41st Rgr Bn, Vietnam; Assistant Bde S3 and Company Commander, Sep Bde, 101st Airborne, Vietnam; Assistant Bde S3, Bn S3 and Ranger Company Commander, 173d Airborne Bde, Vietnam; Tactics Instructor, USA Engineer School, Fort Belvoir; Bn Ex O and Company Commander, 1st Bn, 10 SF Group, Europe; Staff Officer, G3 Section, VII Corps Hq, Germany; Bde S3, 2d Bde, Kitzingon, West Germany; Operations Augmentee, 99th ARCOM, Oakdale; Infantry Branch Team Chief and Ex O; Readiness Group, Oakdale.

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    Fort Benning, Georgia

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