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GARY LEON TRUJILLO

  • Wall Name:GARY L TRUJILLO
  • Date of Birth:8/2/1949
  • Date of Casualty:11/29/1967
  • Home of Record:GRAND JUNCTION
  • County of Record:MESA COUNTY
  • State:CO
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:31E, 7
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

ROBERT THOMAS ABINA

  • Wall Name:ROBERT T ABINA
  • Date of Birth:8/13/1947
  • Date of Casualty:11/30/1967
  • Home of Record:SAN LEANDRO
  • County of Record:ALAMEDA COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:31E, 8
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

WARD GUNARD WALTER


is honored on Panel 31E, Line 8 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/29/16 - by A Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Sgt. Walter for your exemplary courage under fire.
  • Final Mission of SGT Ward G. Walter

    Posted on 7/19/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SGT Ward G. Walter was a military policeman serving with C Company, 720th Military Police Battalion. The Military Assistance Command Vietnam/Army Of The Republic Of Vietnam (MACV/ARVN) outpost at Phuoc Cang on Highway QL15 was coming under heavy enemy fire. On November 29, 1967, a combined (A, B, and C company) ambush team was tasked with attempting to take the pressure off by flanking the Viet Cong (VC) positions. SGT Walter was part of this team. They were working their way along the highway about 500 yards or so away from the outpost. For some time they had been able to see headlights lights approaching from the direction of Bear Cat. The ambush team hunkered down in the ditches alongside the roadway preparing to move to their left and engage the VC who had no idea they were there. They waited for the vehicle to pass so its headlights would not expose their position. The vehicle turned out to be a jeep from the 9th Infantry Division. The men in the gun jeep must have spotted movement because they opened fire as they passed by the ambush team’s location, then continued down the highway. Three rounds from the jeep machine gun passed through the M-16 magazines that were hung on bandoleers across SGT Walter's chest. SGT Walter was transported to the 24th Evacuation Hospital but died from the wounds before he arrived. SGT Walter had thirty days in country when he died. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and honoredmps.org]
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/29/14 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Sgt. Walter for your devotion, leadership, and courage.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/3/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SGT Ward Gunard Walter, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/23/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Ward is buried at Rosehill Memorial Park in Minot,ND. SS BSM PH
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