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PageFour .... , N/Warren Town and County News .... Thursday, March 7,.2013 Norwalk Graduate Commissioned as Colonel in US Marine Corps Colonel Johnson with his wife, Lisa, and children, Halle, 10, and Paul, 9. Photo submitted. Paul H. Johnson III, son ons and Tactics Instructor of Paul and Sandra Course 2-96. During his Johnson of Norwalk, was tour at HMH-361, he commissioned as a Colo- served as Ground Training nel in the US Marine Corps Officer, Intelligence Offic- in November 2012. He is a er, Pilot Training Officer, 1986 graduate of No valk Assistant Operations and High School. Operations Officer. Lieutenant Colonel Captain Johnson re- Paul H. Johnson III was ceived orders inDecember commissioned into the of 1998 to HMX-1. At United States Marine HMX-1, he served as Corps December 19, 1990 Ground Safety Officer, after graduating from Schedules Officer and De- Iowa State University in partment Head for the Ames. Second Lieutenant White House Liaison Of- Johnson reported to The rice. He was promoted to Basic School in January Major in July of 2000. In 1991 and graduated in May of 2002, Major John- June of the same year. Fol- son was selected to be a lowing The Basic -School, Marine One Pilot, which is tachment Officer in Charge. He was promoted to present rank in August 2006. Upon his return, Lieutenant Colonel John- son reassumed the duties of Executive Officer of HMH-461. In November 2007, Lieutenant Colonel John- son assumed command of HMH-461 until March of 2009. In March of 2009, Lieutenant Colonel John- son assumed the duties of Executive Officer, Marine Aircraft Group-40 in sup- port of the 2nd Marine Ex- peditionary Brigades' de- ployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He returned in April 2010 and received orders to his cur- rent assignment, Special Operations Command- Central in Tampa, FL, where he and his family reside. Colonel Johnson's per- sonal decorations include the Bronze Star, Air Med- al, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritori- ous Service Medal and Presidential Service Badge. IDid (NAPS)--"Every aspect of winter tires has been engi- neered to channel away road debris and provide better traction in winter driving conditions," explained Mark he reported to Pensacola, the helicopter for the Pres- BaJJard.,of Disco~n~- re,. fli hf*s' h6bl ar{d' id'e/it. ............ America s largest tire and was designated Naval In August 2003, Major Aviator in April 1993. Johnson attended the Ma- In October 1993, First rine Corps Command and Lieutenant Johnson re- " Staff College. After com- ported to HMH:361 with pletion of school, Major the Fleet Marine Force.Johnson received orders to During this assignment, he MAG-26 where he was as- completed Deployments signed as the Operations with 13th MEU October Officer for HMH-461. He l:994-Al i)a!$9 ; Oi ora-. ; ompleted a deployment tion Unit :c Shield;'31st to Horn of Africa in sup- MEU November 1