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 Lawrence Drake Williams, Jr

Lawrence Drake Williams, Jr

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 Jan 2004 (aged 85)
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section R Site 213-A
Memorial ID 72733005 · View Source
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Larry was born to Lawrence Drake Williams, Sr., and Hazel Claribel Adams. He was married to Diana Elizabeth Pion on 28 Nov 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts.

He joined the Army a year before Pearl Harbor and served in Iran, and several other places during WWII. In the Medical Corps, he was what is now termed as Physician's Assistant. While in Iran, he was responsible for checking American pilots who had been interred in China and in Russia when they were brought by train to a secret place somewhere near where he was stationed. After the war was over, he remained in the military.

He was part of the Occupational Forces in Japan and lived there for 3 years with his family, occasionally going to Korea. He served in Korea, as well.

After 20 years, he retired, went to college and became a school teacher. He taught 7th grade Texas History at Alamo Heights Jr. School during the regular school year, taught World History at Alamo Heights high school during the summer, and American History in night school at San Antonio College, all in San Antonio, Texas.

After retiring from teaching (20 years), he traveled the world. He visited every continent, including Antarctica, dipped a toe in every ocean, was thrown into the ocean at Pitcairn Island, turned 82 in Borneo, and on his last trip, he was shipwrecked when his ship hit an uncharted coral reef in the Solomon Islands.

He had a most excellent life and was the best Dad in the world.

He and Diana had 2 girls, one of whom was Sherry, who died after a 19-year battle with cancer on 15 June 2012.

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Beloved Husband
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Gravesite Details LTC, US Army, World War II, Korea




  • Maintained by: Pam Johnson
  • Originally Created by: International Wargraves Photography Project
  • Added: 5 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72733005
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence Drake Williams, Jr (29 Nov 1918–21 Jan 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72733005, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Pam Johnson (contributor 47987977) .