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ORIEN JUDSON WALKER JR


is honored on Panel 1E, Line 124 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • I carry your name with me every day

    Posted on 3/14/18 - by Kathy Monahan joeandkathy@charter.net
    Sir, I wear your name and rank on a remembrance bracelet that I will wear every day until you are found and brought home. Thank you for your service.
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  • Final Mission of CPT Orien J. Walker Jr.

    Posted on 3/14/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SFC Edward Kenney and CPT Orien J. Walker Jr. were military advisors assigned to Special Detachment 5891 (SD-5891), Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Advisors, MACV. On May 23, 1965, they were accompanying an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) unit when they were ambushed by the Viet Cong near Thoi Binh in Au Xugen Province, the southernmost province in South Vietnam. SFC Kenney was killed in the attack. CPT Walker was captured and held as a prisoner of war by the Viet Cong. He reportedly died February 4, 1966, of dysentery, malnutrition, and vitamin deficiency while still captive. This report was received by two U.S. Master Sergeants who were released by the Viet Cong and were in captivity with Walker. Walker was promoted to Major during the time he was missing. His body had not been recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “VC Pull 3d Ambush in 2 Days, Kill American, 35 Vietnamese.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, May 26, 1965]
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  • Still Remembered

    Posted 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.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/20/13 - by Robert Sage
    Orien has a marker in his memory at Contoocook Village Cemetery, Contoocook, Merrimack County, NH.
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 5/23/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    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)

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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.

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