720th Field Artillery Battalion


Lieutenant Robert W. Houston

1st Lieutenant Robert W. Houston, Liaison Pilot with Division Artillery, won fame, if not fortune, for himself as bombardier  extraordinaire when he routed a machinegun nest by dropping hand grenades without the aid of the Norden bomb sight. The tricky flier came to Division Artillery from the 720th F. A. Bn., 65th Division.  Prior to that assignment the Lieutenant was a student who did his  homework at 304 East Eighth St., Hutchinson, Kansas. Lt. Houston has  been awarded the Air Medal with the Silver Oak Leaf Cluster.