William Lawrence Mc Mahon
Sergeant
377TH USAF DISPENSARY, 377TH CBT SPT GROUP, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
Fredericktown, Ohio
April 17, 1944 to February 19, 1968
WILLIAM L Mc MAHON is on the Wall at Panel 40E, Line 27

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Air Force Sergeant William Lawrence "Mac" McMahon was killed in action while waiting at the Tan Son Nhut Air Terminal to board his 'freedom' flight home to the United States after he had completed tour of duty. He was the only person killed in the mortar attack on the terminal. There were 21 other troops wounded in the explosion of a russian made 122 mm rocket that came through the roof of the terminal at 8:01 a.m.

He was survived by his parents, William L and Marjorie C. McMahon, brother Donald, and his grandmother, Mrs Ether Gallaher, all of Frederickstown.

SGT William L McMahon as he appeared at work in the 377th Combat Support Group Hospital Dispensary on Tan Son Nhut Air Base.

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Next below is an article appearing in Stars and Stripes on Friday, February 23, 1968 and below that is another article on Tuesday, February 20, 1968 in the Mansfield Ohio News Journal.

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"Mac" is buried in Forest Cemetery in Frederickstown, near his father, William L McMahon (1908-1993). Also buried nearby is Helen L. McMahon (1913-1940) and Glenna May, "Mac's" half sister.

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