William Lawrence Mc Mahon
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.
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.
"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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