Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873: Veteran of the Month

Editor’s note: This month The Naperville Sun features a father-and-son team as The Veterans of the Month. Their pictures are from when both were first lieutenants.

Richard Johnson

Rank: First Lieutenant

Branch of service: Army

Total years served: 1 year and 11 months

Served from: March 1968 to February 1970 (year to year)

Places Served: Fort Gordon, Ga.; Fort Monmouth, N.J.; Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Nha Trang, Vietnam

Job or specialty: Signal Corp Officer 1010

Fondest memory while serving: “Meeting my wife mid-tour on R&R in Honolulu, Hawaii.”

Quote: “When duty calls, stand up and serve!”

Biren Johnson

Rank: Major

Branch of service: Army

Total years served: 19 years (active and reserve)

Served from: 1995 to present

Places served: Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Tuzla Main, Boznia; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

Job or specialty: Artillery 13F, Finance Corp 51C, 44A and Acquisition 64P4

Fondest memory while serving: “Completing my first jump in Airborne School.”

Quote: “Always PACE yourself — Always have a primary, alternate, contingency and emergency plan.”

Every month the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 in Naperville chooses a Veteran of the Month for The Naperville Sun.