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Rawlings Baseball From Vietnam Veteran David Williams


“Rawlings Baseball From Vietnam Veteran David Williams,” Madison Historical, accessed November 30, 2021,


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This baseball belongs to David Williams, a resident of Bethalto and baseball player. Williams is a veteran of the Vietnam War who played baseball while serving in Vietnam. He obtained this particular baseball after returning from Vietnam.

This baseball was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by David Williams' son, Jacob Williams.


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  • Bethalto
  • sports


  • Williams, David



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