DEREX WILLIAMS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 25E, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

DEREX WILLIAMS JR

WALL NAME

DEREX WILLIAMS JR

PANEL / LINE

25E/36

DATE OF BIRTH

07/09/1933

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/23/1967

HOME OF RECORD

PLANT CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hillsborough County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

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CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DEREX WILLIAMS JR
POSTED ON 8.23.2019
POSTED BY: John Braun

Covey FAC

CPT De Rex Williams, You are remembered. Pilot of O-1E 56-2589.
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POSTED ON 8.28.2016
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Capt Williams is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery, Plant City, FL.
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POSTED ON 8.28.2015

Final Mission of CAPT Derex Williams Jr.

CAPT Derex Williams Jr. was a Covey Forward Air Controller assigned to the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron at Da Nang. He and a Marine Observer were flying a Visual Reconnaissance mission in Cessna O-1E Bird Dog (#56-2589) near Khe Sanh as darkness came. They were flying at about 50 feet when the engine was hit by small arms fire. CAPT Williams attempted a crash landing but he was killed and his observer survived. He had 14 years of service and had served only 28 days in combat. His body was recovered. CAPT Williams was from Plant City, Florida. He was 34 and married when he died. [Taken from fac-assoc.org]
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POSTED ON 8.23.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Derex Williams Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.12.2011

If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Derex WILLIAMS, JR, USAF...who made the utlimate sacrifice!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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