Maxie R. Williams, Jr. was born on May 9, 1945 and joined the Armed Forces while in Waverly, Tennessee. He served in the United States Marine Corps and in four years of service, he attained the rank of First Lieutenant.
On April 10, 1968, at the age of 22, Maxie R. Williams, Jr. perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Quang Tri.
This Athletic Field is Named in Honor of Maxie R. Williams, Jr.
May 9, 1945 – April 10, 1968
- Antilles High School (Puerto Rico) 1961-63
- President of Student Council, Co-Captain of Football Team, Eagle Scout
- Member of Baseball Team, Basketball Team, and National Honor Society
- University of Tennessee 1963-67
- Commissioned Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps March 1967
- Promoted to First Lieutenant April 1, 1968
- Killed in Action at Khe Sanh, Vietnam, April 10, 1968
His full brief life of service in the classroom, on the playing field, and on the battlefield represents the best in young manhood. The athletes who play here now and in the future will do well to emulate the example set on this field by Maxie Raymond Williams, Jr. Placed by Antilles High School Class of 1969
First Lieutenant Williams' father, Colonel Maxie R. Williams, USMC, served as the Chief, US/SEATO Division, Operations Directorate, MAC-V, during 1965-1966.
WILLIAMS, MAXIE R JR
- 1LT USMC
- DATE OF BIRTH: 05/09/1949
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/10/1968
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 9101-C
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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