LAWRENCE R DETWILER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 92 OF THE WALL

LAWRENCE R DETWILER JR

WALL NAME

LAWRENCE R DETWILER JR

PANEL / LINE

19W/92

DATE OF BIRTH

08/03/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/22/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PHOENIXVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chester County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LAWRENCE R DETWILER JR
POSTED ON 5.23.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us.
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POSTED ON 5.23.2018
POSTED BY: Pat Reber

Remembered by your Juniata classmates

Larry attended Juniata College for two years, and we included him in our 50th Reunion newsletter story about those who served in Vietnam. I wanted the family to know that we did this. I can be reached via Juniata College if the family would like to see the newsletter.
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POSTED ON 5.9.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Lawrence Detwiler,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.22.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Lawrence Russell Detwiler , Jr.
Date of birth: August 3, 1946
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Mont Clare
Home of record: Phoenixville Pennsylvania
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant Lawrence Russell Detwiler, Jr. (ASN: 52814854), United States Army, for gallantry in action against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant Detwiler distinguished himself by intrepid actions on 22 August 1969 while serving as a squad leader with Company C, 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, Americal Division. On that date, the company was conducting search and clear operations near An Lam when it came under intense hostile fire from a large enemy force in well fortified emplacements. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Detwiler unhesitatingly led his squad in an assault against the enemy bunkers. Throughout the advance, he remained in a forward position to maintain positive control of the squad and assess the tactical situation as rapidly as possible. Upon approaching the point man, Sergeant Detwiler detected enemy movement to his right front. Reacting instantly, he lunged at his comrade and pushed him to safety just as the insurgents opened up with a devastating barrage of fire. During this action, Sergeant Detwiler was mortally wounded. His courageous and timely actions were directly responsible for saving the life of his comrade and forced the enemy to spring their ambush prematurely. Sergeant Detwiler's personal heroism, professional competence, and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Americal Division, General Orders No. 9177 (September 8, 1969)

Action Date: August 22, 1969

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company C

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 1st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade

Division: Americal Division
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POSTED ON 7.31.2015
POSTED BY: Martha Detwiler Laird

Never Forgotten

You may be gone...but you are never forgotten
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