Clarence Williams III, 23, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, when his armored vehicle struck a bomb while on patrol in eastern Afghanistan. Williams, who had been serving with the military police since February, was due to come home at the end of this month. He was born in Gainesville and raised in Brooksville, where he graduated from Hernando High School. He also had worked with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Explorer's Program. Clarence Williams is survived by his father, Clarence Williams Jr., his mother, Talisa Williams; and his sisters, Abrill Edwards of Kissimmee, and Samantha Williams of Brooksville.