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Quillard F. Lyons

Lest We Forget


Date of Birth: January 10, 1945
Place of Birth: DeRidder, LA
Date of Death: April 13, 1968
Burial Site: Community Cemetery, DeRidder, LA
Address of Record: 125 Elm Street, DeRidder, LA
Spouse: None
Children: None
Parents: Mrs. Thelma Bridges (mother) and Mrs. Rose German (guardian) are listed
Siblings: None
School(s): George Washington Carver High School
Southern University at Baton Rouge
Affiliations: Methodist-Bethel A.M.E. Church

Military Career - Vietnam

Branch: U. S. Army
Rank: SP-4
Serial Number: 15 895 586
Decorations: Purple Heart
National Defense Service
Vietnam Service
Vietnam Campaign Ribbon
Combat Infantryman Badge
Unit: Troop C, 1st Squadron, 1st Armored Cavalry, American Division
Battle or Circumstance: Wounded by explosive device on 10 Apr 1968.
Circumstances of Death: Died of wounds on 13 Apr 1968.
Comments: Nickname: “Buttercup” to all who loved and knew him, “especially the Thomas family”


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