Gary Don LawsonPrivate First Class
HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
29 February 1948 - 16 August 1968
Los Angeles, California
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The database page for Gary Don Lawson
Merry Christmas, you are not forgotten.
Gary was my bunkmate in Boot Camp Platoon 335 February 1968. He died not so long after he went to Viet Nam and I went on to my stateside duty station til I turned 18 and was sent to Viet Nam.
He was a remarkable person. He was calm, wise and righteous.
26 Dec 2006
I entered Gary's name out of respect. Tonight I got confirmation that his name was added. With that confirmation came the cause of his casualaty. All this time, I never knew. I am reminded of the passage in the Bible, "the truth shall set ye free".
From his bunkmate in Boot Camp Platoon 335,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 16 August 1968 two Marines from Headquarters Company, 3rd Marines were killed by an accidental grenade detonation. Five days later, another Marine injured in the accident died from his injuries. The three men were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 24 Dec 2006
Last updated 08/10/2009