Anthony M. Langdon

Anthony M. Langdon

Anthony M. Langdon was one of eight siblings born to a father who was away most of the time fighting in World War II. His mother, five sisters and two brothers knew all about military life, having been born in Rock Island, Ill. As a child, Anthony enjoyed seeing people in uniform.

In Rock Island Anthony and his seven siblings attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and Alleman, Catholic High School. After he graduated from 8th grade, he was in New York City visiting his grandmother he saw Army Military Police, in a military uniform that was absolutely beautiful. Tony had never seen anyone in military uniform looking that good. That day he decided when he graduated from high school, he was going to become an “Army Military Police” or as some would say an “M.P”.

In 1958 Anthony enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Military Police. He was assigned to the First Cavalry Military Police Department Division from 1958 – January 1960 in Munsan, Korea. Tony was also Chief Investigator for Northern Germany, Holland and Belgium, on the Drug Suppression Team. He investigated criminal offenses and drug traffickers. He was also First Sergeant of the 54th MP Company at Fort Ord, Calif. Tony served 20 years and four months in the Army. He was the First Sergeant and conducted routine company administration and company operations as directed by the company commander. He worked in this European theater for many years. Tony served 20 years and four months in the Army.

After Tony retired from the U. S. Army he worked 20 more years in the civilian work as a security officer with John Deere in Milan, Ill., and TRW, Queen Creek, Arizona in Quality Assurance. From both of these companies, he worked long enough to retire.

The good thing about John Deere is that this is where he met his lovely wife Debbie and was married for 17 years. When she passed away in 2001, he returned to work for John Deere and retired in Mesa, Arizona.

Tony received the following activities and awards:

Selected three times by the Editors of Who’s Who in American Law Enforcement; TRW and Nissan Quality Master Award; Honor Roll, Olympic College, 1969; Fraternal Order of Police, Mesa, AZ Lodge 9, Lifetime member; U. S. Army Military Police Regiment Association, lifetime member; Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 2153, Moline, IL, Lifetime member; Knights of Columbus, honorary lifetime member; International Police Association, AZ, Region 25, Active member.