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SP4 Lawrence Michael Dawson

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SP4 Lawrence Michael Dawson

Birth
Death
21 Jul 1967 (aged 21)
Vietnam
Burial
Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Plot
Block 58 Lot 6 Section F Grave 5
Memorial ID
116260976 View Source

Larry Dawson A 21-year-old Everett man who drove a personnel carrier for his commanding officer was killed in a Viet Cong ambush 40 miles east-northeast of Saigon Friday. Spec. 4 Lawrence (Larry) Dawson, the son of Mrs. Myrtle Dawson of 2514 Colby Ave. and Kenneth Dawson of Seattle, was serving with the 11th Armored Cavalry at the time of his death. He was one of 34 men killed that day. His mother says a Marine friend of the family says the Armored Cavalry was as noted in Vietnam as the Green Berets. Young Dawson, a 1965 graduate of Everett High School, had spent 11 months in Vietnam and was due home Sept. 15 and would have been discharged Nov. 15. He had lived in the Everett area all his life, attending East Sunnyside and Pilchuck Elementary schools, Lake Stevens Junior High and the Auburn Academy. He definitely thought the United States was right in fighting in Vietnam, his mother says. In addition to his parents, he leaves a sister, Miss Patricia Dawson at home; his grandmother, Mrs. Earl Philipoteaux of Marysville and several cousins. Funeral services will be announced later from Cassidy Funeral Home in Everett. (Everett Herald)

PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record Everett, WA
Date of birth: 08/14/1945

MILITARY DATA:
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 56390929
MOS: 11D20: Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Length Service: 01
Unit: L TROOP, 3RD SQUADRON, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV

CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 08/23/1966
Incident Date: 07/21/1967
Casualty Date: 07/21/1967
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Long Khanh Province, South Vietnam

ON THE WALL: Panel 23E Line 98

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Larry Dawson A 21-year-old Everett man who drove a personnel carrier for his commanding officer was killed in a Viet Cong ambush 40 miles east-northeast of Saigon Friday. Spec. 4 Lawrence (Larry) Dawson, the son of Mrs. Myrtle Dawson of 2514 Colby Ave. and Kenneth Dawson of Seattle, was serving with the 11th Armored Cavalry at the time of his death. He was one of 34 men killed that day. His mother says a Marine friend of the family says the Armored Cavalry was as noted in Vietnam as the Green Berets. Young Dawson, a 1965 graduate of Everett High School, had spent 11 months in Vietnam and was due home Sept. 15 and would have been discharged Nov. 15. He had lived in the Everett area all his life, attending East Sunnyside and Pilchuck Elementary schools, Lake Stevens Junior High and the Auburn Academy. He definitely thought the United States was right in fighting in Vietnam, his mother says. In addition to his parents, he leaves a sister, Miss Patricia Dawson at home; his grandmother, Mrs. Earl Philipoteaux of Marysville and several cousins. Funeral services will be announced later from Cassidy Funeral Home in Everett. (Everett Herald)

PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record Everett, WA
Date of birth: 08/14/1945

MILITARY DATA:
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 56390929
MOS: 11D20: Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Length Service: 01
Unit: L TROOP, 3RD SQUADRON, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV

CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 08/23/1966
Incident Date: 07/21/1967
Casualty Date: 07/21/1967
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Long Khanh Province, South Vietnam

ON THE WALL: Panel 23E Line 98

www.11thcavnam.com


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