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Lawrence Drake Williams Jr.

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Lawrence Drake Williams Jr. Veteran

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
21 Jan 2004 (aged 85)
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Burial
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section R Site 213-A
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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.
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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LTC, US Army, World War II, Korea



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