WALTER V CROCCO
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HONORED ON PANEL 28W, LINE 66 OF THE WALL

WALTER VINCENT CROCCO

WALL NAME

WALTER V CROCCO

PANEL / LINE

28W/66

DATE OF BIRTH

10/19/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/28/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SOMERVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Middlesex County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WALTER VINCENT CROCCO
POSTED ON 5.25.2020
POSTED BY: James Coyle

a friend

I went to high school with Walter and Phillip and was friendly with Walter. Walter was a kind person and a talented artist. I remember hearing of his death and feeling so depressed at the loss of a good man. What a waste.
I remember you Walt.
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POSTED ON 4.15.2019
POSTED BY: Phillip Crocco

Details

In Vietnam, being a fairly good marksman, Walter was placed as a gunner on an armored personnel carrier. I don’t know how many missions he went on but on the last mission his platoon was on routine patrol when they were caught in an ambush. His platoon was pinned down and started running out of ammo. Walter, with total disregard for his own safety, gathered enough ammunition from the carrier and distributed it to the other soldiers pinned down or who ran low or out of ammo, while applying effective suppressive fire on the enemy. In an attempt at recovering a wounded soldier shot in the firefight Pfc. Walter V. Crocco was fatally shot and killed, taking small arms fire to his head and upper body and died.
My brother wanted to be a professional artist. He was not a citizen when joining the military as a draftee. He could have avoided serving because being a non citizen didn’t have to be inducted but felt it was his duty to serve. My brother was awarded the Bronze and Silver stars posthumously for gallantry under fire. If it wasn’t for his heroic action most of his platoon could have been killed according to a letter I received from one of the soldiers there on that day.
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POSTED ON 2.26.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Cpl Walter Crocco,
I hope your photo is put here because this wall of faces is missing yours. Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.28.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Corporal Crocco for your leadership and courage.
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POSTED ON 1.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear CPL Walter Vincent Crocco, sir,

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

Curt Carter

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