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WALTER JOSEPH WETZEL


is honored on Panel 7E, Line 124 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 9/16/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Walter Joseph Wetzel Jr., Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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  • Brave Cousin I never met

    Posted on 8/3/18 - by Joseph Roy fireboyL7@aol.com
    Cousin I was only a young child my only memory of you is being at the triangle park dedication in your name, and remembering them reading your acts of bravery. Thank you
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  • True Hero

    Posted on 5/17/16 - by Laurie Wetzel Morra
    Joe sacrificed all to save his brothers. He dove onto a hand grenade so that his friends wouldn't be harmed. There is a memorial in Howard Beach, NY, that is the Wetzel Triangle. Dedicated to Joe. I grew up with stories of Joe and his short life. My dad was his first cousin. Joe was the "baby" cousin, being 7 years younger.

    Never forget our heroes!
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  • Carrying traditions

    Posted on 2/21/16 - by Joe Connolly
    I unfortunately never knew him. I was born in 1990. I was jogging by and I remembered the stories my family told about him. It seemed proper to stop and pay respects. Its a moving experience here, especially knowing we grew up in the same neighborhood and went to the same school. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
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  • Grade School mate

    Posted on 9/7/15 - by Darlene Zecchini
    Walter wasone of the nicest guy in our class...We were young and I remember him as a smart kid..always knew the work..Manners, kind and with a great smile. I remember him always, all through these many years..I honor his efferts to keep us all free..
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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.