VIETNAM - LAWSON, JAMES GARFIELD

Lawson, James Garfield

VIETNAM - LAWSON, JAMES GARFIELD
LAWSON, JAMES GARFIELD

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 4-Jul-1947

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 27-Jul-1966

Start of tour: 11-Jul-1967

Incident date: 10-Sep-1967

Date of casualty: 10-Sep-1967

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Other Accident. Accidental homicide.
James Garfield Lawson was a gunner on military aircraft during combat operation when M-16 belonging to another individual riding behind him accidentally discharged.

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke, Virginia, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 26E 047 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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