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William Randolph Watkins, III

Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

Born: December 17, 1965
Hometown: Danville, VA
Served In: Middle East
Casualty Date: April 6, 2003
Died In: Tikrit, Iraq
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Navy "E", Air Force Combat Readiness Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award

Lieutenant Colonel Watkins was a F-15E weapons system officer stationed with the 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, North Carolina.

He attended the United States Naval Academy.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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