Remembering Anthony James Williams

It is with immense sadness of the announcement of the passing of Anthony James Williams, 61, of Alamogordo, NM on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Anthony was born on August 21, 1962, to Marguerite Elaine Williams and Matthew Williams in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from Juneau High School, Anthony began his career in the United States Air Force. In 2000, Anthony retired with 21 years of service.

During his lifetime he served his country honorably for over 20 years as an Operations Resource Management Craftsman, retiring April 30, 2001. He supported the Kuwait Liberation during the Gulf war. His awards and decorations include the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Kuwait) Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Air Force Training Ribbon, Small Arms Expert, Marksmanship Ribbon, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Military Education Ribbon with 4 Bronze Oak-leaf Clusters, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon with 1 Bronze Oak Cluster, Air Force Short Tour Ribbon, Arm Forces Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Coast Guard Unit Commendation, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award and more.

He is survived by his parents, Elaine and Matthew Williams; his sons, Anthony James Williams II and William Zimmerman; sisters, Vivian Kurutz and Marge Crittendon; brother, Kenneth Williams; grandchildren, Serenity and Liam Zimmerman; numerous family and friends.

Anthony went by many nicknames; Milwaukee, Sarge, Redd, AJ, but he found his favorite name to be called was "G-pa". He would drive multiple times a week from Alamogordo to Las Cruces to be with his two grandchildren, Serenity and Liam. His favorite thing to do with them was to hide coins and arrowheads in the backyard for them to find.

Services for Anthony will be held at 1:30 pm, Monday, June 17, 2024, at Fort Stanton Veteran's Cemetery with full Military Honors.

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 4101 is calling for an Honor Mission with a primary staging at the FOE Parking Lot 471 24th Street June 17th, at 11:00 am to Fort Stanton State Veterans Cemetery.  For information contact Thomas Miller at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. 

The Williams family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.

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