b. 02/08/1887 Broadwell, Illinois. d. 31/07/1940 Seneca Falls, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/11/1916 San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic.
Dominican Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Williams served as a First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps. He was awarded his medal for service during the Haitian Campaign. He was also the recipient of the Navy Cross.
In action against hostile forces at San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic, 29 November 1916. With only a dozen men available, First Lieutenant Williams rushed the gate of the fortress. With eight of his party wounded by rifle fire of the defenders, he pressed on with four remaining men, threw himself against the door just as it was being closed by the Dominicans and forced an entry. Despite a narrow escape from death at the hands of a rifleman, he and his men disposed of the guards and within a few minutes had gained control of the fort and the hundred prisoners confined there.
BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, INDIANOLA, ILLINOIS.
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