PFC DEWAYNE T WILLIAMS T-AK 3009
Ship Name and Designation History
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- M/V PFC Dewayne T. Williams T-AK-3009
Placed in service under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) to be operated by American Overseas Marine Corporation
- USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams T-AK-3009
Purchased by the US Navy Military Sealift Command January 17 2006 and Redesignated
2nd Lieutenant John P. Bobo Class Maritime Prepositioning Ship
Keel Laid September 1983 - Launched May 1985 - Delivered June 1985
Acquired by the US Navy under a long-term charter June 6 1985
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NAMESAKE - Private First Class Dewayne T. Williams, USMC (September 8 1949 – September 18 1968)
PFC Williams was assigned to Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. While on patrol in the Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, he was killed in action.
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Rifleman with the First Platoon, Company H, Second Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Division in action against communist insurgent forces in the Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam, PFC Williams posthumously recieved the Medal of Honor."
PFC Williams awards include the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (with two bronze stars) and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
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