508th ARCT, Fort Campbell, KY, 1 Oct 1954.
General Harvey Fischer (center) is accompanied by Col Glenn McGowan
[left] and his orderly Pfc Mickey Archibeque, as he presents medals to Lt.
Russell B. Morgan, Cpl Jessie W. Clay and SFC Collingsworth.
Lt. Morgan hailed from Colorado and was the C.O. of Hq Hq Company
from 1953 to 1955. Cpl Clay was an ex-POW having been captured on 23
April 1951. He was held in the Ch'ang-Song Camp until he was released on 28
Courtesy Mickey Archibeque]
Col Gordon K. Smith
C.O., 1st Bn, 1954-55
on parade grounds, assumed to be Fort Campbell
in post-war photo, probably as a Major. His wings
appear to have 507th red background
Gordon Smith prepares to jump. Note the 2nd Infantry Patch
on his right sleeve and 11th Airborne Division patch on his left