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  SGT Frederick Joseph Williams    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

2nd Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SGT Frederick Joseph Williams, who died in the service of his country on June 15th, 1967 in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Mine. At the time of his death Frederick was 22 years of age. He was from Rescue, California. Frederick is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 21E, Line 110.

The decorations earned by SGT Frederick Joseph Williams include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Frederick was in the Recon Plt, 2/35th. One of 11 killed (C 3/4 Cav & Recon) when APC hit mine near LZ Liz.

Buried in the Jayhawk Cemetery, Rescue, CA

Dennis OBrien
Neighbor and friend
Rescue Ca 95672

All gave some, Some gave all
Freddie and I grew up within a mile of each other. He being two years older Freddie was a mentor to me. He was well liked and fun to be around. The small town we lived in was very proud of Freddie. Freddie is buried in a cemetery on property that was in my family for years. For years while I remained in the area, I would go by and stop to say a word. Freddie is within a few feet of my parents. For years, I and others wondered what had happened. I feel a sense of relief knowing how Freddie fell. Freddie was a great American at a time when it wasnt popular. I will forever remember his constantly smiling face and fun loving attitude. ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL, SOME STOOD TRUE FOR THE RED WHITE AND BLUE AND SOME HAD TO FALL. Thank you for your sacrifice Freddie! God Bless