Lawrence James Humphrey was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clerance H. Humphrey of Piney Flats. He was a 1968 graduate of Boones Creek High School and had worked for the nearby Johnson City street department before entering military service in January 1968. He was a machinegunner and had been in Vietnam only since July 6.

Military Data
Unit WPNS PLT, B Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 7 July 1969
Incident Date 16 August 1969
Casualty Date 16 August 1969
Age at Loss 21
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Other explosive device

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  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 August 1948
  • Date of death: 16 August 1969
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Piney Flats
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 198th Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: New Bethel Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Middle Panel
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