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Col Culbertson to command 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry from the Southern Cross for May 8, 1970

Electronic copy of article provided by Leslie Hines

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DUC PHO (AMERICAL IO) — In ceremonies here Lieutenant Colonel Roger A. Culbertson, Longview, Wash., assumed command of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry of the 11th Infantry Brigade from Lieutenant Colonel Leslie J. Stottle.

Colonel Stottle with be the Division's G-3.

Major General A.E. Milloy, Americal Commander, took the colors from Colonel Stottle and passed them to Colonel Culbertson. Then General Milloy congratulated the battalion and its commander for its achievements since coming to Vietnam.

In his final words to the men, Colonel Stottle said, "I have served with pleasure as your commander."

Colonel Culbertson was the G-4 of the Big Red One during his first six months of his tour in Vietnam. He said to the men in his command, "I have heard nothing but good about the battalion since I arrived here. We will continue the mission and make our unit even better."

Serving in Vietnam for his second tour, Colonel Culbertson has attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and has been an instructor at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Ft. Benning, Ga.

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The copy of this issue of the Southern Cross was a personal purchase from Carlisle Barracks Military History Institute by Leslie Hines. Page 6 was missing. This was supplied by ADVA member Conrad Geibel formerly of B/1-52d Infantry 1969-70.

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