Duane G. Williams

Date of Birth: 01/14/1951
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: Natrona Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PVT
Date of Casualty: 01/01/1970
Province of Casualty:
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 33
Panel Row: 5

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Williams's older brother, Kirk, an Army vet-eran. advised Duane to join up after the violent 32nd and Norris streets gang bad up-proached him. Duane took the advice, leaving Th~m9~ 1~dison High School in June 1%Q luc months before graduation. He enlisted in the Army in January 1969 and was sent to Vietnarn, where the rifleman was assigned to Company A of the 1st Battalion. 505th Infantry, 196th light infantry Brigade, Williams died on New Year's Day 1970, 13 days before his 19th birthday. The private was survived by his wife, mother. three brothers and two sisters

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial