Williams, Leslie D., TSgt

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Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
2W1X1-Aircraft Armament Systems
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
2010-2011, 4th Maintenance Group
Service Years
1996 - 2011
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Last Address
Bagram, Afghanistan
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC

Casualty Date
Jan 25, 2011
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Other Cause
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery - Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Maintenance (Senior)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1996, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX)
 Unit Assignments
4th Maintenance Group
  2010-2011, 4th Maintenance Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2011 Global War on Terror
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Mount Olive College
  2001-2003, Mount Olive College
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Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leslie D. Williams  Died January 25, 2011 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

36, of Juneau, Alaska,; assigned to the 4th Maintenance Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.; died Jan. 25, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, due to a non-combat-related incident.

Was more than a baseball coach; also a mentor

The Associated Press

Leslie Williams could teach the youth on the baseball and football teams he coached how to throw a ball, but he was more than an authority figure to his players in the North Carolina town near the Air Force base where he was assigned.

Parents and others who knew him say the young players on his teams, which included the Rosewood Little Eagles football team, also found in him a dedicated mentor and friend.

'Those boys, they loved him', Angie Lancaster, the mother of one of Williams' players, told the Goldsboro News-Argus. 'They respected him. He was so special to them.'

The 36-year-old from Juneau, Alaska, died Jan. 25 at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. He was assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

The military said his death was not combat related.

An obituary published in the Juneau Empire said he had served 14 years in the Air Force.

'Les will be remembered as a man of character, the kind of role model who set an example for everyone he touched,' his family said.

Williams' survivors include his wife, Tonya DeMent Williams; and his children, Christian, Phoenix and Allyson.


Jan. 25, 1975-Jan. 25, 2011

PIKEVILLE -- Tech. Sgt. Leslie "Les" D. Williams, United States Air Force, 36, passed away Tuesday while serving in Bagram, Afghanistan.

Les proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 14 years.

He was active in the Rosewood community, enjoying the opportunity to coach his children's youth baseball and football teams. For many years he served as the head coach of Rosewood Little Eagles football team, where he was a mentor to all the young boys he came in contact with.

Les will be remembered as a man of character, the kind of role model who set an example for everyone he touched.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kevin Corcoran presiding. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.

Les is survived by his wife, Tonya DeMent Williams; his children, Christian, Phoenix and Allyson Williams; his brother, Joshua Williams; and his sisters, Janet Williams, Mary Williams and Jessica Williams. He is also survived by his wife's family, his mother-in-law, Ann Miller and husband, Michael; his father-in-law, Kevin DeMent and wife, Kathi; his sister-in-law, Trisha Ketterhagan and husband, Keith; his brothers-in-law, Kristopher DeMent and wife, Angi, and Jason Miller; his sister-in-law, Jaime Czechorski and husband, Tony; his grandmother-in-law, Dorothy Yanke and husband, Ed; and many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m., followed by a wake service at 8 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on January 31, 2011 1:47 PM

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