[Photograph 2012.201.B1410.0357]

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Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "It was 10 years ago this month, Few Americans knew or cared about a little brushfire conflict in some place called Vietnam. Although her son was there, Oklahoma City's Mrs. H. L. Williams had little time that day to think about the jungle struggle. Earlier that month, within 7-day period, Mrs. Williams had lost both of her parents and her mother-in-law. Now her sister was calling from California to report a brother-in-law's death. Mrs. Williams and her sister were still talking when a man with a telegram rang the ... continued below

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Carter, J. Pat March 14, 1973.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "It was 10 years ago this month, Few Americans knew or cared about a little brushfire conflict in some place called Vietnam. Although her son was there, Oklahoma City's Mrs. H. L. Williams had little time that day to think about the jungle struggle. Earlier that month, within 7-day period, Mrs. Williams had lost both of her parents and her mother-in-law. Now her sister was calling from California to report a brother-in-law's death. Mrs. Williams and her sister were still talking when a man with a telegram rang the doorbell. Lavester Lee Williams, the Williamses' 30-year-old son had become Oklahoma's first casualty of the Vietnam war. In the next 10 years, 1,099 more Sooners would die there."

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PublishDate: T-03-15-73

Credit: Oklahoma Times

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  • Oklahoma Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 15, 1973

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

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  • March 14, 1973

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  • Oct. 27, 2015, 9:53 p.m.

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Carter, J. Pat. [Photograph 2012.201.B1410.0357], photograph, March 14, 1973; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc745526/: accessed January 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.