|John J. Tolson III|
|Born||October 22, 1915|
|Died||December 2, 1991(aged 76)|
|Place of birth||New Bern, North Carolina|
|Place of death||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1937-1973|
|Commands held||XVIII Airborne Corps, 1st Cavalry Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War|
Distinguished Service Medal|
Distinguished Flying Cross
John J. Tolson III was a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. During the Vietnam War, he helped implement the airmobile concept use of helicopters in combat with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). His division played crucial roles during the Tet Offensive at Hue and Quang Tri in January 1968, in the relief of the Marine Khe Sanh Combat Base in March 1968, as well as the massive air assault into the A Shau Valley in April 1968.
- ↑ Lt. Gen. John Tolson, Vietnam Studies: Airmobility 1961–1971. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office (1973).
- ↑ Lambert, Bruce (6). "Gen. John J. Tolson, 76, Dies; Pioneered Army's Helicopter Use". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1991/12/06/us/gen-john-j-tolson-76-dies-pioneered-army-s-helicopter-use.html. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
- ↑ Robert C. Ankony, Lurps: A Ranger's Diary of Tet, Khe Sanh, A Shau, and Quang Tri, revised ed., Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Lanham, MD (2009).
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