Previous Next


  • Date of Birth:4/28/1947
  • Date of Casualty:3/30/1968
  • Home of Record:NORWOOD
  • County of Record:NORFOLK COUNTY
  • State:MA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:47E, 9
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


  • Wall Name:ROBERT E COLE
  • Date of Birth:1/20/1942
  • Date of Casualty:3/30/1968
  • Home of Record:CARTHAGE
  • County of Record:PANOLA COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:47E, 9
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM


is honored on Panel 47E, Row 9 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Walter

    Posted on 9/28/16 - by fran
    I vividly remember Walter and his brother rehearsing in our basement in Howell Township, N.J. along with my brother who was a member of the original Motifs.
    Walter could SING and his brother was an amazing guitarist. Was so very saddened the day I learned he had died in Vietnam - he was a hero.
  • To my best friend and band mate

    Posted on 1/11/15 - by Murray Bauer
    I will never forget the friendship and love we had for each other. The good times and the future we talked about and looked forward to. The Motifs as we were called is now both a beautiful and hurtful memory I could not forget even if I wanted to. It's all become part of me that I can't escape. I recently picked up my Fender guitar which sat in my home for all these years and just held it strumming a few chords. I always wonder where and how far we would have gone doing something we truly loved, making our music come alive. I can only guess but will never know. I Love you Walt and always will.
  • One of too many

    Posted on 5/22/14
    Bruce Springsteen brought me here. This Memorial Day I'll be thinking of the sacrifice Walter made. I give thanks for the service of Walter, and to Bruce for making me aware of the life of Walter.
  • "We made good music together"

    Posted on 1/13/14 - by John Lewandoski
    Walter was lead singer of our band, the Motifs, a key NJ band of the 1960s. I was the drummer. We played together, but moreover had a connection of the heart on things of life far past the excitement of our music.

    I yet so well feel the pain of reading the letter in the mailbox, late 1968, from Walter's Company Commander, I think it was, indicating his loss. In the letter was the last letter I'd written to Walter, unopened...

    The older we get the more we hold dear those of old who so profoundly affected our youth.

    May you be at rest, brave soldier.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Walter Alan Cichon, 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
1 2 3

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