|Birth: ||May 21, 1947|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1968, Vietnam|
SP4 Lawson - Army Special Forces was killed in Vietnam.
On April 9, 1968, SP4 Lawson, a member of Detachment B36, Company A, 5th Special Forces Group was participating in a 2 phase operation in Phuoc Long Province, South Vietnam. While guarding a portion of the perimeter, Lawson was struck and killed by shrapnel from an American 175mm
artillery shell which fell short of its intended target.
A helicopter was called in to extract Karl's body. Following the extraction, his body was dropped to the ground in the general vicinity. Three ground search parties were unable to relocate Karl's body due to the density of the vegetation, foliage and hilly terrain. Aerial searches were conducted for 2 days without success. A sniffer mission was also flown, but there were no positive findings. Karl is listed as Missing In Action. You will find Karl's name etched on the Vietnam Memorial Wall 49E003.
Karl is designated as Missing In Action.
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Missing In Action
Created by: Jill
Record added: Jan 31, 2008
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