Still RememberedPosted on 2/27/16 - by William West, 1SG, USA (Ret.)Sir, I was part of a team who worked in the Mekong Delta in 1999 to attempt to locate your remains. We were unsuccessful despite intelligence obtained from local villagers and several excavations. I will always remember your name and your sacrifice. May God bless you and keep you. You live today in our minds and hearts.MORE
We RememberPosted on 8/20/13 - by Robert SageOrien has a marker in his memory at Contoocook Village Cemetery, Contoocook, Merrimack County, NH.
Remembering an American HeroPosted on 5/23/13 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Major Orien Judson Walker Jr, sir
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.
With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.
Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne)
If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. Orien Judson WALKER, JR, USA...who died for our country!!!!!Posted on 10/25/10 - byIf I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.MORE
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 5/24/05 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weep.MORE
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
May 23, 1965Posted on 5/27/03 - by Ray PhillipsThe morning of May 23, 1965, thirty-eight years ago today, started out fairly routine for Captain (Capt) Orien J. Walker, Jr., as he and two other US Army Advisors escorted their Army of the Republic of Vietnam troops on a mission. Around noon, the day became chaotic. By mid afternoon, Capt Walker was "lost."MORE
It was a long way from a "map dot" referred to as Canal Zero in Southern Vietnam to Capt Walker's home in the United States. Nonetheless, Capt Walker fought valiantly as if he was defending his own Country. That's what soldiers do.
Sadly, on February 4, 1966, Capt Walker was "gone."
Let us all remember soldiers, such as Capt Orien J. Walker, Jr., when we celebrate Memorial Day each year. They, and their families, have paid the ultimate price for the freedoms that we enjoy.
Ray C. Phillips
Who Shall We SendPosted on 5/23/03 - by Dave Avery"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."MORE
Not ForgottenPosted on 2/23/03 - by Candace LokeyI have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.MORE
We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :
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.