LARRY A WILLIAMSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 20E, LINE 80 OF THE WALL

LARRY ALLEN WILLIAMSON

WALL NAME

LARRY A WILLIAMSON

PANEL / LINE

20E/80

DATE OF BIRTH

11/22/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/21/1967

HOME OF RECORD

RACINE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Racine County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LARRY ALLEN WILLIAMSON
POSTED ON 4.11.2024
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 remain in our hearts forever.
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POSTED ON 1.24.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Larry Williamson, Thank you for your service as an Indirect Fire Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. You are remembered. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.22.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Larry Allen Williamson, Served with the 1st Platoon, K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
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POSTED ON 9.7.2016
POSTED BY: Steve Conto, Menasha, WI

The Final Bridge

Larry is buried at Mound Cemetery, block 1, 2nd section to the east of the northwest corner, 5th row in from the east grass divider, 10th column in from the south (service rd.)
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POSTED ON 5.21.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Larry Allen Williamson
Date of birth: November 22, 1944
Date of death: May 21, 1967
Home of record: Racine Wisconsin
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 Specialist Fourth Class Larry Allen Williamson (ASN: US-55857934), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: Specialist Four Williamson distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 21 May 1967 while serving as a size gunner on an armored vehicle during a fierce encounter with the enemy on Route 1 near Soui Cat, Vietnam. As the armored convoy moved down a road bordered on both sides with sparse brush and slight vegetation, it suddenly came under a murderous volume of recoilless rifle and automatic weapons fire from a numerically superior Viet Cong force. It was during the immediate burst of hostile fire that Specialist Williamson was severely wounded. Bravely disregarding his wounds and refusing medical evacuation, Specialist Williamson remained at this M-60 machine gun and directed his suppressive fire on Viet Cong positions. Without regard for personal safety Specialist Williamson refused to abandon his burning vehicle and continued to repel the insurgent attacks until his ammunition supply was depleted. It was at this point in the battle that Specialist Williamson was struck by a hostile round and was mortally wounded. Specialist Four Williamson's extraordinary heroism in close combat against a numerically superior Viet Cong force was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 1923 (June 27, 1967)

Action Date: May 21, 1967

Service: Army

Rank: Specialist Fourth Class

Company: Troop K, 3d Squadron

Regiment: 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
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