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WALTER JOHN ALYEA


is honored on Panel 50W, Line 47 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/29/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR PFC ALYEA,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN ARMY GRUNT.
    REST IN PEACE.
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  • You are always remembered, my friend.

    Posted on 12/2/13 - by Dee Dougil
    Walter (Wally, as many of us called him) was a dear friend of mine and one of the most generous and kindest people anyone could ever know. We talked about many things over the course of our younger years, but mostly we talked about our families and children. (I can only imagine how thrilled he would be to talk about all the grandchildren he has today, and I know he would have been the best grandpa in the world!) It was such a sad time back in the 60's though, with so many young men dying in the Vietnam war. My brother was drafted as well, and although my brother made it back to America alive, he never really came home again and continues to this day to be estranged from his entire family. So in essence, I lost two dear souls to that ugly war. I can still remember how shocked I was (and all his friends were) to learn of Wally's passing, it took a few years to even accept it. I know there is suppose to be a reason for everything, but I think that God took a wonderful human being away from his family and friends by accident that day, because I still can't see the reasoning behind this loss. I only know that he made the ultimate sacrifice so that many of us can enjoy our freedom today and I have never forgotten that, and I'll never forget Wally. Rest in peace my friend until we one day meet again in the beautiful sunshine of the heavens.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/13/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Walter John Alyea, 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 4/29/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Walter is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park in Phoenix, AZ. BSM PH
  • We miss you Dad

    Posted on 2/3/07 - by 3rd daughter, Deborah djkelling@excite.com
    Daily I think of how our lives would have been different with you here. Your 3 daughters and 15 grandchildren are proud of you.
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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.

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.