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"Good lord, it's hotter than a preacher's knee out here."
—L.B. Johnson on Vietnam[src]

L.B. Johnson, nicknamed LBJ, was the President of the United States as of 1967. He led the country during the Vietnam War, personally visiting the troops in Vietnam.

Biography

At some point prior to 1967 L.B. Johnson became the President of the United States. In 1967, during the Vietnam War he visited Vietnam to inspect the United States Army stationed there. Unbeknownst to him, Johnson was the target of a plot by Gorilla Grodd, who intended to kill the President with Soviet land mines laid out as a trap on the road of the President's convoy. The convoy was intercepted by Jefferson Jackson, who warned the men not to move through. L.B. Johnson threatened that he and his men would "be on him like a duck on a june bug if they don't start moving again", when Jacks explained that the roadblock was rigged with mines. As one of the soldiers ignored Jefferson's warnings, he was blown up by a mine. The rest panicked, including Johnson, who triggered a mine, but did not remove his leg away from it. Jefferson then assisted Johnson with the mine, freezing the trip line and allowing the President to slowly move his leg away from it. Johnson then followed Jefferson on a safe path away from the mines, with his rescue celebrated by the rest of the soldiers. To show his personal thanks, Johnson gave Jefferson "top secret information"; a pie recipe courtesy of his wife, Bird Johnson. Said pie was afterwards enjoyed by the Legends aboard the Waverider.[1]

Abilities

  • Expert leader: Johnson led the United States in the times of war.[1]
  • Military protocol: Johnson was knowledgeable in military protocol, giving the honor back to the soldiers who greeted him when he arrived to Vietnam.[1]

Appearances

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 3

Behind the scenes

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was a real person, an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.
  • In DC Comics continuity, the fictionalized version of Lyndon Johnson had at least three appearances in the comics, one of them a time travel story from the Rip Hunter... Time Master ongoing title, "George Washington - Enemy Agent".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Welcome to the Jungle"
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