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WALTER LEE BECKWITH JR


is honored on Panel 13W, Line 87 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 1/13/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 4 BECKWITH,
    I HOPE SOMEONE HAS YOUR PICTURE AND WILL PUT IT HERE. THIS WALL OF FACES REALLY NEEDS YOUR FACE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS OVER, AND IT IS A NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Walter Lee Beckwith Jr, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/24/13 - by Robert Sage
    Walter is buried at Pineview Cemetery, Deerfield Beach, Broward County, FL. BSM AM PH
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/24/13 - by Robert Sage
    Walter is buried at Pineview Cemetery, Deerfield Beach, Broward County, FL. BSM AM PH
  • I never forgot and never will

    Posted on 1/12/01 - by Anthony Dodson
    Hey Beck, this is Tony Dodson. Me: Tony from Philly. Remember, we served in A Troop 2/1 Calvary (Blackhawks) 1969 to 1970? I rode on Lt's APC. I recall you were on Sergeant Street's track. Man I'll never forget you always wore those too cool sun glasses. When we first met, I thought you were a California Dude. It was only after we talked one night back in the firebase, that I found out that you were just one of those laid back Florida Boys (smile). I sure do miss you man!!
    Hey Beck, remember all those missions in that place, Li Hong Phong Forrest I think it was called. Remember all those ambush patrols, all those listening posts, all those early morning road clearing operations, and all those heliborne combat assaults. Man I remember being a FNG, with no combat experience. You and guys like Conway, Sergeants Street and Terry, took me under your protective wings. You guys taught me how to " WALK THE WALK ". The skills you taught me kept me alive there and here in the World. I never forgot and never will: I swear.
    Man, there's so much to talk about. Have you heard from any of our old Nam Doggies? Guess What? I tracked down Doc Good, our platoon medic. Yeah man, Doc! He's doing well up in Oregon. I told him I found a way to contact you. He told me to tell you hello, and that he did his best that night you got hit. Hell man, you know that! He didn't win the Silver Star for nothing. Doc is going to move to New Jersey soon. Can't wait to see him again after all these years. I'll let you know how we make out.
    Ok Beck, I'm being long winded now. One last thought. I just want you to know that after you got hit that night in Song Moa, Sergeant Street took it real hard and personal. He came to me and said, " Dodson, I lost Beck last night". Guess what? He had tears in his eyes. That's right Tears!! That old hardend, rock solid, Dog of War had tears in those steel eyes. I guess that just goes to show how much he/we loved and respected you ACE. Damn I miss you!!
    You remember one thing. You live in me, my daughters and my sons. You live in all the life lessons I give them. I NEVER FORGOT AND NEVER WILL: I SWEAR. UPDATE: 01/12/01 Yo Beck!! Check this pic out. That's us, A Troop, at the Blackhawk 2000 reunion in Washington, DC. That's Vic Reyes, Randy Teal, and Brian Kosteck holding me on thier shoulders while I was getting copies of you guys' names off of the Wall. In the foreground you can see The Reverend (far left) and Max Torno. That was my first reunion and how great it was to see those guys again after 30 years. Man we talked about you guys all night long. The hardest part was tracing the names. Hard as it was, everyone got a copy. Speaking of the reunion, A Troop was well represented. There were 10 of us. We stayed up until dawn all three nights. The rest of the Squadron told us that next year we will have to spring for the beer. That's because we drank our ration plus Bravo, Charlie, and Delta Troops' ration. HA !! WHAT A HOOT ! A Troop is still wild as ever. OK Beck gotta go back to work now. Stay cool Bro. Say hello to Sgt Rivera, Prater, Anderson, Reds, JB, Chaney, Ex, and the rest of the Blackhawks for me. Tell them "WE NEVER FORGOT AND NEVER WILL - WE SWEAR" REMEMBER: If you ain't CAV... You ain't S... !! SCOUTS OUT !!
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