Lawrence Williams, Jr.
Sketch by Cliff Wheeler
Specialist Fourth Class, Combat Aviation Door Gunner
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE
From New Orleans, Louisiana
Born on September 4, 1947
Helicopter was shot down on September 25, 1966
in South Vietnam.
Vietnam Wall Panel 11E, Line 19.
Nineteen year old Lawrence Williams, Jr. from New Orleans, Louisiana was serving as a crew member of UH-1D 65-07926 when he and 1st LT William Beasley, were killed in action supporting Special Forces Team C-3 at Bien Hoa, South Vietnam when their helicopter crashed on takeoff and landed in an abandoned French mine field. SP4 Lawrence Williams, Jr. was the Door Gunner.
Photo provided by Russ Erbe
SO NIGH IS GRANDEUR TO OUR DUST
SO NEAR IS GOD TO MAN,
WHEN DUTY WHISPERS LOW, THOU MUST
THE YOUTH REPLIES, I CAN.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN
ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER