Lt. Cmdr. David Lucian Williams
Hometown: Newport, Ore., USA
Occupation: Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
Location: Ground, Pentagon
"The scorecard comes from the lowest round of golf he ever played. It was last July. He left it on the fridge with the kids' drawings, he was so proud of it. He went out as a single that day, and they paired him up with a stranger who he made sign it just so he could prove to his golfing buddies, Scott and Mike, that he really had shot that score." --Sara Williams, wife
Lt. Cmdr. David Lucian Williams, 32, received his commission from the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the Virginia Military Institute. A year after graduation, he boarded the amphibious ship Gunston Hall for a three-year tour at sea. Back on land, Williams attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif., for two years before setting out again aboard the Whidbey Island, another dock landing ship, and the Nashville, an amphibious transport.
Williams joined the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in August 2000. His job at the Pentagon focused on troop movements in case of a terrorist attack in the United States, the Oregonian newspaper in Portland reported.
Source: The Washington Post, AP and washingtonpost.com
The profiles in this feature were written in the months following Sept. 11, 2001.
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