WILLIAM E LAWSON JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 18E, LINE 53 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM EDWARD LAWSON JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM E LAWSON JR

PANEL / LINE

18E/53

DATE OF BIRTH

12/01/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/20/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ROYAL OAK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Oakland County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM EDWARD LAWSON JR
POSTED ON 5.27.2024
POSTED BY: John Courte

A fellow officer remembers

Bill was in my task force attached to a Vietnamese armored cav battalion. I spoke with him on the radio during a fierce battle with north Vietnamese foeces. He left the safety of his tracked vehicle to better direct artillery fire. I remember the horrible feeling I hsd when his radio went silent. The next day, I took his body by helicopter to our headquarters. Bill was a hero.
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POSTED ON 1.24.2024
POSTED BY: Bill Hoke

Too soon

We played Cub Scout baseball (Pack B-4, Adams School, Birmingham)
and were close pals. He played a steady third base. And now this. It could have been me but I stayed home. Have been to the Wall five times and made my tracings.
They sit in the bottom of my dresser drawer and I have quit asking 'Why?".
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POSTED ON 3.15.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Say not in grief he is no more, but live in thankfulness that he was.
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POSTED ON 2.27.2022
POSTED BY: MONTE PEPPERELL

high school classmate

Bill....every one of us who attended Birmingham High School greatly appreciates your sacrifice during a long and brutal war. Your loss was felt by all who knew you. Thanks Bill, for a job well done. We are proud.
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POSTED ON 3.20.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt William Lawson, Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Unit Commander. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Today is the 1st full day of spring. Happy Spring! For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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