Lowry, William Allison, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11C20, C Company, 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Specialist 4

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Dec 10, 1968
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
37W 082

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1968, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment
  1968-1968, 11C20, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1968, 11C20, C Company, 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Specialist Four William Allison Lowry was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Lowry served our country until December 10th, 1968 in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was married. It was reported that William died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. William was born on October 12th, 1946 in Asheville, North Carolina. SP4 Lowry is on panel 37W, line 082 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.


Army Specialist 4 William Alison Lowry, 22, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Allison Lowry of Biltomore Route #5, was killed ina action in Vietnam Tuesday, according to the Department of Defense. He was reported missing-in—action Wednesday, Sp4 Lowry joined the Army, September 14, 1967 and had been in Vietnam eight months. He was serving with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Division. He also had been awarded the Purple Heart for his previous wounds. A 1965 graduate of Lee Edwards High School, Lowry attended Buncombe Technical Institute and had been employed by C.P. Clare Company. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Other survivors include the widow, the former Doris Plemmons of of Cnndler; the father, Willinm A. Lowry of Newport News, Virginia; a sister, Mrs. Carolyn Owenby of Patrick AFB, Florida and the paternal grandmother, Mrs D.T. Thomas of West Ashevllle. Morrls-Hendon Funeral Home will announce arrangemetns at a later date.

High School friend & Vietnam Veteran. William Allison Lowry was known to all of our classmates at Lee Edwards High School, class of 1965, as "Sonny". There were 550 in our graduating class, and Sonny was a good friend and fellow classmate of mine in our electronics class under Ralph Kennedy. I am sure it hurt everyone when the news came. My wife Jo Ann, sent me the obituary clipping from our hometown paper. I was in Vietnam at the same time and it really hit me very hard. I was one of the lucky ones to be able to return home to my wife and son. Sonny, you gave your life so that others could have a taste of what freedom is all about. Your efforts were not in vain nor will they ever be forgotten! We all miss you. Henry(Sandy) Jackson, 16 Talmadge Ct, Asheville, NC 28806-2919, US Army, Vietnam "68-69".

He served with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, Two Purple Heart Medal(s) for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.

Calvary Episcopal Church Cemetery
Henderson County
North Carolina
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 37W 082
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