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WALTER JOSEPH BIENKOWSKI


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 98 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Still miss you cousin.

    Posted on 9/18/17 - by Joe Conron
    I look at this wall of remembrance every year at this time - September - but could never say anything. My mom called me on my 18th birthday- Sep 29, 1065 - to tell me that you died the day before. Still can't imagine that you -Y big, strong, smart - a superstar - could be killed. I loved when we visited you in Bayside - going to White Castle around the corner, or just hanging out in your room. Still weep for you.

    Joe
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 3/11/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LANCE CORPORAL WALTER BIENKOWSKI,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A RIFLEMAN. SEMPER FI. WE ARE ABOUT TO SPRING AHEAD FOR LIGHT SAVINGS TIME. YOU, AND THOSE LIKE YOU ARE THE BRIGHT LIGHT. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF 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 ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS
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  • MY Best Friend

    Posted on 11/3/15 - by Bob Burke rburke29568@gmail.com
    Though I only new you for a short time I considered you my best friend and still are. This posting is a little strange in that your death has haunted me for 50 years. You see I was with you on the deck of the ship at night time when we would talk about our personal lives and I was the last person you new real good that you got to speak to the night you passed away. I was the Company driver so I had to go to the hospital and see all the injured and go to Graves Registration and identify all deceased Marines from our Company. I wondered all these years how I could contact your relatives and talk about how and why you died. I am almost 70 years old now and if anyone would like to chat with me about the past, please feel free. If you don't I sure understand. Miss you buddy, you were the best!
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/25/15 - by Robert Sage 1968rsage@gmail.com
    Walter is buried at Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Flushing,NY.
  • Semper Fi, Marine.

    Posted on 9/28/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
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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.