Crawford, Lawrence Bernard


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 5-Oct-1945

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 7-Oct-1966

Start of tour: 31-Mar-1967

Incident date: 24-Sep-1967

Date of casualty: 24-Sep-1967

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Lawrence Bernard Crawford died as a result of gunshot wound received when he was hit by hostile small arms fire while in forward reactionary force.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Lawrence Bernard Crawford
PFC Erral Dale Smallwood
SP4 Joe Minor Thomas

Location of fatality: Quang Nam, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Michigan, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 27E 005 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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