Dewayne Thomas Williams
PFC DEWAYNE THOMAS WILLIAMS
"All the photos I send are to honor my fellow Marines....my brothers."
-- Walter Dampier, 10/30/2012
NOTE: September 19, 1967 was PFC Williams' 19th Birthday. According the Marine records: On 18 September,
Squad secured in vicinity of Grid BT 093643. A five man Killer
Team preparing to displace was engaged by enemy force of unknown size. The team returned fire with small arms,
M-79 grenade launcher, and M-26's (?). During the fire fight, wounded marine rolled onto enemy grenade,
absorbing entire impact. Searched area with negative assessment. Results, two KIA (USMC), one WIA.
The Medal of Honor citation for PFC Williams reads:
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Forty-two years after his death, St. Clair resident and United States
Marine Private First Class DeWayne Thomas Williams was memorialized by the city of St. Clair, Michigan.
The components surrounding the Tower of Honor are:
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