Craig Emery WilliamsCorporal
A CO, 1ST BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
26 April 1947 - 06 March 1969
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The database page for Craig Emery Williams
You were one of the guys in school who everyone admired. Football player, athlete of the year, handsome guy who made a lot of girl's hearts flutter. I remember you had a pretty good sense of humor, too.
I was gone from Lakewood when you went into the Army and I didn't hear about your death until about six months after it happened. I was always sad I couldn't come to your funeral. You left a big hole in a lot of people's hearts.
You'll always be remembered. I just wanted to make sure you were memorialized on this The Virtual Wall, too.
From a schoolmate,
My friend Craig, this is Richard, an ole chum who knew you from Cerritos College. I too was in Vietnam at the same time you were, left the states in December 68 also. I still have the letters you sent me while I was going to boot camp and training. This I remember: because your letters were on Army letterhead and since I was in the USMC my DI would get mad, especially when you would put "Army Kicks Ass" on the outside. I think you did that to get me in trouble.
When I had a chance to call home in March of 1969 my mother told me you had passed. I had often wondered if we would ever cross paths - well, that never happened but hey, one day we will. I've had a fairly good life; I did get hurt overseas and got out on a medical in 1971. I often go by and see you at Rose Hills ... I finally found you. It's a good feeling to sit there and think of the old days, my GTO and your SS Chevelle, we were styling in those days. Well, my friend, I could sit here and write forever, but one thing for sure is that I do think of you often - like whenever I hear a Johnny Mathis song. Till the day -
Richard A. Moya
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 06 March 1969 the 1st Bn, 12th Cavalry lost five men while operating in Bien Hoa Province:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 08 Nov 2005
Last updated 08/10/2009