Richard Alfred Lawrence

Company A 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

Killed in Action 02/16/67

 

 

 

Richard Lawrence's home of record was Detroit, Michigan.
At the time of his death he was 21 years of age, married, and his religion was Roman Catholic.

His US Army casualty data is as follows:

MOS: 11B10 Infantryman

Grade at loss: E3

Rank: Corporal

Posthumous Promotion as indicated

Start Tour: Monday, 10/17/1966

Cas Date: Thursday, 02/16/1967

Location - Kontum, South Vietnam

Remains - Body recovered

Type - Hostile, Died

Reason - Gun, Small Arms Fire - Ground Casualty

 

His name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. on

Panel 15E Line 039

 

Richard Lawrence was killed in a battle with NVA forces during Operation Sam Houston,
at grid reference YA598614, approximately 27 kilometers west/northwest of Plei Djereng airfield.

 

 

Richard in Vietnam

 

 

 

Corporal Richard A. Lawrence's decorations

 

 

 

Orders for the Bronze Star Medal for Heroism
Awarded to PFC Richard A. Lawrence

 

 

Above is the program for a memorial service held in Vietnam,
honoring the 1st Battalion's Killed in Action, 1967.
PFC Richard Lawrence's name is in the second column.

 

 

Richard Lawrence

 

 

     

Photo of Rich just before he left
for Vietnam.

This was the last time Bob
saw his brother before he left.

 

Rich,----------------------

You Are:

-------------Forever Lost

--------------Forever Gone

-----------But You Will Be:

-----------------

-------------------Never Forgotten

----------------Always Missed

---------------Always Loved

-------------------------------Your Brother

---------------------------------Bob

 

 

The above poem written by Rich's brother Bob

 

 

 

Section of the Vietnam Wall in Washington showing the names of twenty
of the twenty-one 1st Battalion Soldiers killed on February 16, 1967, including Richard A. Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

Richard A. Lawrence's name on the VIetnam Wall

 

 

 

March 27, 1993
July 29, 1995
May 26, 1997
August 20, 2000
October 7, 2002
May 30, 2004 - Wolverine HOG
November 1, 2004
May 29, 2005 - Wolverine HOG
May 28, 2006
December 7, 2008
December 7, 2009
September 19, 2010
November 11, 2011
November 6, 2012
November 12, 2013

 

 

The dates are Bob's visits to the Vietnam Memorial Wall to honor his beloved brother

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Lawrence is Buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Section K, in Detroit Michigan.

 

 

 

Grave of Corporal Richard A. Lawrence

 

 

 

 

 

Grave marker for Richard Lawrence

 

 

 

 

 

 

All photos and information above courtesy of Bob Lawrence

in loving memory of his brother Rich

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view photos of Richard Lawrence in Vietnam click on the following link:

Richard Lawrence

 

 

 

For tributes to Richard Lawrence click on the following links:

Together We Served

Find A Grave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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