William Lawrence Shrum
A friend of mine told me about this website and I think it is great. I am sending a few pictures that were taken 1 month before my brother "Larry" was killed. Larry had many friends and 11 brothers and sisters. Thanks for all you do.
-- Debbie Shrum Seibert 12-17-2012
Larry and Phil Morris at the 137th Dayroom 6-5-68.
Larry found this B40 rocket at the #93 Sand Pit.
Larry sitting in the cab of his crane 6-13-68.
Initial report shows that at 16:15 hours on 22 July, 1968, elements of the 137th Engineer Company
were traveling south of Tam Quan were caught in an ambush, receiving fire from
both the east and west sides of highway QL-1 resulting in 13 killed in hostile action (KHA), 1 wounded and 1 missing (Later KHA).
Two (2) of the KHAs were South Vietnamese soldiers and ultimately 12 US servicement died from this event. ARVN armored personnel
carriers, gunships, rocketships, and artillery were called into the area. Due to intense enemy contact, ambush site could not be
reached immediately. Intial report determined many pieces of equipment damaged, but extent unknown.
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