Flagler County Veteran of the Week: Ralph Williams

Williams and his father Dock Williams served in Vietnam at the same time.

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  • | 4:00 p.m. June 26, 2024
Ralph Williams served in Vietnam. Courtesy photo
Ralph Williams served in Vietnam. Courtesy photo
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  • Branch of Military: U.S. Army
  • Dates of Service: 1966-1969 Active Duty, 1982-1992 New Jersey Army National Guard  
  • Rank / Occupation: Sergeant / Vehicle Maintenance and Supply
  • Hometown: Pemberton, New Jersey
Ralph Williams is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8696 in Palm Coast. Courtesy photo

Ralph Williams is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was assigned to HHC 7th Battalion, 6th Infantry, 2nd Armored Division and was a combat truck driver. An interesting note in the Williams family history is that Ralph and his father Dock Williams were serving in Vietnam at the same time and had a short time to visit and catch up before his father shipped home.

Williams’ father was a career soldier and retired as a Sergeant First Class. Ralph lived in France for a time when his dad was assigned there. When Ralph Williams was honorably discharged from active duty in 1969 he had earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze service stars and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Williams later served in the New Jersey National Guard for more than 10 years. Williams resides in Palm Coast with his wife Diana. He is a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8696 in Palm Coast and encourages eligible veterans to join and support the organization.

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