WILLIAM T WOMBLE JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 19E, LINE 34 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM THOMAS WOMBLE JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM T WOMBLE JR

PANEL / LINE

19E/34

DATE OF BIRTH

09/28/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/03/1967

HOME OF RECORD

NORFOLK

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Norfolk

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM THOMAS WOMBLE JR
POSTED ON 9.28.2021
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Marine.

May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace LCPL. Womble, I salute your brave soul. My heart goes out to you and your family. Semper Fidelis!
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POSTED ON 9.25.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 72nd birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Forever 18.

Semper Fi, Marine.
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POSTED ON 7.19.2019
POSTED BY: Barbara Emmons

Thank You!

You Sir are a shining example of what every American should be. You will Never be Forgotten. Semper Fi ???? ??
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POSTED ON 5.4.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.3.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri

Silver Star Citation

William T. Womble , Jr.
Date of birth: 28-Sep-48
Date of death: Killed in Action
Place of Birth: Virginia, Norfolk
Home of record: Norfolk Virginia
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star


Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal William T. Womble, Jr. (MCSN: 2168383), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against enemy forces while serving as an Engineer, attached to Company E, Second Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division, near Khe Sanh, in the Republic of Vietnam, on 3 May 1967. In the defense of hill complexes south of Hill 881 North, Company E was attacked by a fierce and determined enemy force, overrunning some of the Second Platoon's positions. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Lance Corporal Womble unhesitatingly rushed from his position, retrieved ammunition from the overrun positions and proceeded to redistribute badly needed machine gun and 60-mm. mortar ammunition. With complete disregard for his own safety, he continued to move through extreme automatic weapons fire until positions in critical need of ammunition were re-supplied. Then, observing several Marines pinned down in the Second Platoon Command Bunker, he opened fire with his M-14 and single-handedly engaged the enemy, drawing fire upon himself so that the Marines in the bunker could gain fire superiority. As he daringly delivered a large volume of well-aimed accurate fire into the enemy, he was mortally wounded by heavy automatic weapons fire. Lance Corporal Womble's initiative, courageous actions and loyal devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: 3-May-67

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Company: Company E

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 3d Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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