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RICHARD EDWIN WALTERS


is honored on Panel 16W, Line 97 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • We took basic training togethet at Fort Bragg in April 1968

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by T.W. Knight. Lancaster SC Utsinv@yahoo.com
    I remember we took basic training togethet in April 1968. We were assigned to D-10-2. You went offf to officer candidate school and I went off to advance infantrymen school at Fort Polk, Louisiana. I did no letter of your death until some years later. I'll see you again one day. Rest In Peace my friend.
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  • It's been a long time Ricky

    Posted on 7/30/14 - by R.E. Robertson
    Ricky, I remember you from church, and I recall how you would cut up with us younger guys. I graduated from Lancaster High May 1969 about 6 months before you were killed. I recall, but don't remember the date, that you came home before shiping out. I saw you at church- or maybe it was the Old Pitstop, and if I recall you said " Sometimes you got to do something even if you don't want to". It was something like that anyway Rick, and i apologize but it's been a long time. You might have known that I enlisted in the Marines January '70. You played a part in my decision, but you probably knew that.I did not know that tisweb site even existed, but there is a Vietnam Vets Celebration in Columbia this weekend ( yeah things are different now?). I read the newspaper article, and sa your picture, and i just wanted to say, I Remember. May God keep you safe Ricky.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 2LT Richard Edwin Walters, 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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  • I remember when this happened

    Posted on 5/27/13

    He was dating a good friend's sister. By all accounts from the people who went to school with him, he was a special person. On this Memorial Day I remember his and his family's sacrifice.

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  • God Bless Ricky

    Posted on 2/7/13 - by Seegarsr@ymail.com

    Rick and I graduated in 1965 at Lancaster High. We then did basic training together at Ft Bragg. On two man task during basic, Rick and I were always partners. We slept in the same barracks and he was in the bunk right next to mine. I have known his Mom and Dad since high school and this was a very special young man. He was kind, compasionate, and well focused on whatever the situation was. I had been in Vietnam 8 months and was over there when the war took him. Rick was stationed a little north of me although I never saw him again when we left basic. God bless him, his father Allen and mom Nancy and his siblings.

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The Wall of Faces

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