Williams, Raymond Lewis


Rank: Corporal

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct 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: 8-Jan-1950

Hometown: Neoga, Illinois

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 2-Jul-1969

Start of tour: 15-Dec-1969

Incident date: 9-Apr-1970

Date of casualty: 9-Apr-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Raymond Lewis Williams was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Edward Hugo Beyer
CPL Raymond Lewis Williams

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: New Beals Cemetery, Pleasant Grove Township, Illinois, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 12W 116 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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