dad was CSM Ellis L. Lawson, (ret). He passed away on 4/3/99 and
is buried with my mother at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
photo was taken of him on or around June 8th, 1944.. He
served with D CO, 2nd Ranger Battalion, from the formation of the
unit to the deactivation. He climbed the Point, as we kids
came to know it. He once said
it was the finest day of his life, and they were the finest men he
ever served with.
went on the serve his country through Korea and Viet Nam, retiring
after 28 years of service in 1970.