Top Photo is courtesy of Col Bruce F. Meyers (Ret) and bottom is Department of Defense (USMC) Photo A41648;
Top, at a change of command ceremony of the 26th
Marines, Col David E. Lownds. left front, is about to turn over command
of the regiment to Col Bruce F. Meyers, standing next to him. Col Lownds
still has the distinctive moustache that he wore during the entire siege.
Below, President Lyndon B. Johnson presents the Presidential Unit Citation
Streamer to SgtMaj Agrippa W. Smith, who is holding the colors of the
26th Marines, as Col Lownds, right, who has shaven off his moustache,