45TH INFANTRY / 45TH DIVISION / MILITARY / DEFENSE / SOLDIERS / KOREA / EQUIPMENT: "Thunderbirds Prepare Deadly Greeting to Reds. Five Oklahomans, members of the 45th Division's 189th battalion, are shown cleaning their 155 millimeter howitzer during a lull on the Korean battlefront. Battery C of the 189th was the first unit of the former national guard division to swing into action against the communists in Korea. From left to right are Pfc. Lawrence W. Leighton, 523 SW 34; and Pfc. Joe Brown. Cpl. Bob Boyer, Pfc. Fred L. Marquardt and Pfc. Hale Abernathy, all of Blackwell." 45th Division News Photo by Ron Pyer. Original photo undated. Published 02/01/1952 in The Oklahoma City Times [LS].