Williams, Lawrence J., Pvt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 4745, 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)
Service Years
1950 - 1951


Ranger
Private


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 14, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne


 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen1

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)
  1950-1951, 4745, 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Private Lawrence Williams was a member of the 2nd Airborne Ranger Company, an all-Black unit,  which arrived in South Korea at the end of December 1950.  They were attached to the 32nd Regimental Combat Team,  under the 7th Infantry. The unit was often referred to as the "Buffalo Rangers".

He was Killed in Action while fighting the Chinese near the villge of Majori-ri, South Korea on 14 January 1951.

"The 2nd Ranger Company paid a heavy price for their actions at Majori-ri. Eighth Rangers were killed in action: Corporal Richard Glover, Corporal J.T. Holley, Corporal Milton Johnson, Corporal Frank King, Jr, Private First Class Charles D. Scott, Private First Class Robert St Thomas, Private First Class Herman L. Rembart, and Private Lawrence Williams."

   
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