Lawrence E. Garron
The image was shared by Faith Allen of the Providence College Admissions Office. Allen also shared the below description, taken from the Franklin Matters web site: http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/11/fallen-hero-lance-corporal-lawrence-e.html
Lance Corporal Lawrence E. Garron was born on September 27, 1948, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Garron Sr. Lawrence lived with his parents and a sister at 1295 Pond St., went to grade schools in Franklin and then went to Boston Trade High School from which he was graduated in 1967.
Corporal Garron enlisted in the Marine Corps in May of 1967 and had served overseas for 10 months. During his tour of duty in June of 1968, Cpl. Garron had been wounded and was hospitalized for eight weeks in Saigon from shrapnel wounds in the leg, for which he received the Purple Heart.
Cpl. Garron later returned to- active duty where he became a casualty on September 21, 1968 when he was one of eight marines in a platoon of 15 men killed in the explosion of a mine while on patrol in Quang Nam province, Vietnam.
Lance Corporal Lawrence Garron Jr. was 19 years old at the time of his death in Vietnam.