HAROLD D WILLIAMS
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 84 OF THE WALL

HAROLD DAVID WILLIAMS

WALL NAME

HAROLD D WILLIAMS

PANEL / LINE

20W/84

DATE OF BIRTH

10/29/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

LOS ANGELES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HAROLD DAVID WILLIAMS
POSTED ON 3.10.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY RANGER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


STAFF SERGEANT

HAROLD DAVID WILLIAMS


who served with


COMPANY C

75th INFANTRY REGIMENT (RANGER)

173rd AIRBORNE BRIGADE


was posthumously awarded the

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


WILLIAMS, HAROLD DAVID
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company C
75th Infantry (Ranger)
173rd Airborne Brigade

Date of Action: 1 August 1969


Synopsis:


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold David Williams, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company C, 75th Infantry (Ranger), 173d Airborne Brigade. Staff Sergeant Williams distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 1 August 1969. His extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


HQ US Army, Vietnam
General Orders No. 4389 (1969)


He was also a posthumous recipient of the


PURPLE HEART

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


and was entitled to wear the


COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE

ARMY PARACHUTE WINGS

and the

RANGER Tab





THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





1 AUGUST 1999



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POSTED ON 9.15.2006
POSTED BY: Greg Williams

Thank you greatly

To all who post messages on my uncle's site - Thank you.

I hardly remember my uncle Harold. I was almost three when he was killed. I would have liked to known more about him, but there wasn't much information available from family to tell me what kind of a person he was. Seeing what is written here and reading John Leppelman's book tells me he was a person of strong character, responsible, a good friend, a good leader, and a helluva soldier. It's great to see the impression he had on those he served with. Thank you all for your information and stories about Harold Williams.

Sua Sponte
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POSTED ON 9.21.2005
POSTED BY: tomw@san.rr.com

Thank You

Williams looked after my friend Frank Walthers... they partied, fought and died together in 1969.

Your sacrifice is deeply felt and never forgotten.

Tom Wojcicki
(Frank's High School Friend)
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 1967-1968

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POSTED ON 7.29.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Harold, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
A true hero.
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POSTED ON 3.1.2005
POSTED BY: E Co Lrp & C Co Rgr Assoc Historian

Ranger/Lrp

Ranger/Lrp
Please replace the unit patch with attached picture, so we have a face with a name.
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