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WALTER JAMES ACKWOOD


is honored on Panel 11E, Line 120 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Walter J. Ackwood lll March 19, 1947 - October 28, 1966 RIP

    Posted on 11/2/16 - by Lawrence E. Ackwood
    Walter was the eldest son of Walter and Marita Ackwood, and He was survived by 3 brothers (Lawrence, Gary and Earl) and 6 sisters (Marita, Karen, Debra, Michele, Charlene and Melvina,)The family called him Little Walt or Butch,Walter was involve in everything such as basketball, baseball and all NYC street games, couldn't sing but love to sing his favorite song was My Girl by the Temptations, and any song by Dion Warwick. Walter was very protective of his younger Sisters. Walter was educated in the NYC public school system, and attend Franklyn K. Lane H.S.Right after High School in March1965 Walter enlisted in the U.S Army after a physical Walter was sent home because of a kidney infection, after being cleared of the kidney infection Walter reentered the Army in September of 1965 and served until his death October 28, 1966. Walters motto if you live in the country you fight for this country. Hes our hometown HERO
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  • Walter

    Posted on 10/29/16
    Today, October 28, 1966 is the day that you were lost to your family and to the nation who will be forever indebted to you. Fifty years have swiftly passed. To honor you, I want to tell you that you are among the heroes of this nation and you will not be forgotten.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/7/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR PFC ACKWOOD,

    YOU WERE BORN ON THE FEAST DAY OF ST. JOSEPH. HE IS THE PATRON (FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE) OF A HAPPY DEATH. I WISH YOU HADN'T DIE SO YOUNG, BUT I PRAY THAT YOU REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Walter James Ackwood, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Thank you

    Posted on 11/10/11 - by
    We remember you for all your hard work and dedication in protecting us from harm. You did an amazing deed that many people might not do. That is why you are special in our hearts. Thank you for your service; you will never be forgotten.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.