WILLARD D DURHAM JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 110 OF THE WALL

WILLARD DUANE DURHAM JR

WALL NAME

WILLARD D DURHAM JR

PANEL / LINE

23E/110

DATE OF BIRTH

01/27/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/23/1967

HOME OF RECORD

GREENFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Saratoga County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLARD DUANE DURHAM JR
POSTED ON 2.5.2011

Remembered

Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit: Larry Clarke)
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POSTED ON 12.27.2004
POSTED BY: Timothy Holls

The Wall That Heals, 2004

The Wall That Heals, 2004
Cairo, N.Y.
30 July 2004
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POSTED ON 7.21.2004
POSTED BY: Timothy Holls, USAF'69-73

Obituary article

Poughkeepsie (NY) Journal, 27 Jul 1967, p.28
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POSTED ON 6.2.1999
POSTED BY: Larry C. Clarke, Sr.

Durham Remembered

Williard Durham, we called him Durham, like all of us he was so young. I can still see that smile, he seemed always to be smiling and laughing, a real happy young man. We had our friendship for only afew months but now for over 32 years I can still see his youthfull face, as I look into the mirror at this old man, I wonder how he would have faired in old age, well, I'm sure. I can remember that day he was killed. He was walking point, through a peacefully looking villiage, I had told him to be careful and look out! I was way back in the single file line of Marines as Durham lead us through the narrow sandy walkway that entered the village gate. THEN! AUTOMATIC WEAPONS FIRE!!! I felt and sing and crack of rounds passing ever so close to me. I saw the line of Marines drop and scatter to each side of the trail, the battle lasted only afew minutes and after it was finished Durham and several other men lie dead.

Durham will always be in my thoughts until my time comes to go. He did not die in vain, "There is a time for war..." And "There is a time to die..." His war and death were untimely, my war is over in many ways but death has been stayed for a season!!

Larry C. Clarke, Sr.
P.O. Box 828
Senoia, GA. 30276
[email protected]
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