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Cpl S. T. Labounty Cpl J. E. Lane Cpl H. J. Lankford Col Joe Stallings Lawrie
commanded the 508th ARCT, 1951-52. He rose from the enlisted ranks and ultimately retired as a Major General.  On June 30, 1952 he addressed the regiment as he handed over his command:
     "During the past months since it was my pleasure to join the 508th.  I have witnessed this organization grow to be a well trained, strong unit. It is due, in part to the superb quality of leadership shown on the part of the officers and non-commissioned officers of this Regiment.
     The real credit for what we have achieved here goes to you, the men of the 508th who have shown your willingness to work toward a singular end. In your field work as well as in garrison, the effort displayed by you men has been of superior nature.
     Wherever I go, I shall look back on my time spent with the 508th as one of the most productive periods in my military career. I am proud to have been associated with such an organization and there will be always a spot in my memory for you, the officers and men of the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. Wear the patch proudly and I wish you God speed and happy landings."
Cpl M. R. Leca Cpl J. H. Lee. Jr. Cpl G. B. Lesniak
Pfc W. Littschwager Sfc F. H. Logsdon Cpl M. S. Lord
Pfc C. E. Luginbill    


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