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Lawrence Daniel Watkins, Jr.

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Born: November 12, 1946
Hometown: Washington County, VA
Served In: Vietnam
Casualty Date: August 19, 1966
Died In: South Vietnam
Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal

Pfc Watkins served with A Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. He and another Marine died on Quang Nam Province when a mortar round detonated leaving the tube during an attack.

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