Williams, Raymond Leon


Rank: Sergeant First Class

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Soldier’s Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge

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

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 21-Aug-1938

Hometown: Washington, District Of Columbia

Marital status: Married to Clare Williams

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 5-Feb-1956

Start of tour: 6-Sep-1969

Incident date: 2-Aug-1970

Date of casualty: 2-Aug-1970

Age at death: 31

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Raymond Leon Williams was killed while on a combat operation when a booby trap detonated. / On combat operation.  Detonated hostile booby trap.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Joe Hugh Fulgham
SFC Raymond Leon Williams

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, XT 900 290

Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 08W 078 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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