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SSGT Taft Virgil Williams
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Birth: Oct. 7, 1973
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 2003, Iraq

Army Sgt. Williams was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado as a track vehicle mechanic. Williams died when his convoy struck an improvised explosive device near Ar Ramadi, while on its way to pick up supplies at the Baghdad International Airport. Taft was a well-mannered youth who liked to ride his bicycle and enjoyed playing baseball and football in the streets. He played tight end on his high school's football team and joined ROTC. Taft enlisted in the Army in fall 1993 and became a generator mechanic. He joined because he wanted to escape New Orleans' tough streets. Taft also served in Bosnia. He loved to talk about Cajun food and other passions included cars, racing, basketball and computers. Taft’s wife, Ethelmay, is a soldier in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, deployed to Iraq. The two were sent to different parts of Iraq, and never saw each other after leaving Fort Carson Aug. 12. The couple have a 15 month old son and Taft has a daughter who lives in Germany with her mother. 
Baton Rouge National Cemetery
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Section 24, Site 1589C
Created by: Brenda N
Record added: Nov 23, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12476944
SSGT Taft Virgil Williams
Added by: Brenda N
SSGT Taft Virgil Williams
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