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Maxie Raymond Williams, Jr.
First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
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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.

Vietnam Campaign Medal


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
Posted: 27 February 2003  Updated: 23 April 2004
Purple Heart Medal