WALTER E HANDY
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HONORED ON PANEL 44E, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

WALTER ELMER HANDY

WALL NAME

WALTER E HANDY

PANEL / LINE

44E/36

DATE OF BIRTH

09/27/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CASPER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Natrona County

STATE

WY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR WALTER ELMER HANDY
POSTED ON 9.11.2019
POSTED BY: Marlynne Handy Belcher Urban

Dear Pfc Walter Elmer Handy *My dad*

I will always love you dad and the things you loved. Bowling, fishing, hunting, rock hunting, rodeo, playing the guitar, and telling jokes. I followed in your foot steps and went into the Army to understand some of the things you went threw. Your Mother (Pat) Muriel use to tell me I acted just like you.Her nick name for you was pumpkin. I have not played guitar. I am proud that you fought and didn't coward out and run to Canada. I wish I could hug you again and help you fix Tv's. Till I meet you again thank you dad for your love has carried me trew a lot through out the years. I wish your hardship discharge would have arived sooner and we could all be a family again with your plans to adopt Melinda. See you someday your first born Marlynne Urban
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POSTED ON 3.21.2019
POSTED BY: Bob Kennedy

Walter was a friend of mine from Combat Engineer training, Ft. Leonard Wood

A tall kind man, a widower with two small daughters being cared for by their grand parents. When I heard this I immediately told him to lobby his Senators and Congressmen because he was supposed to be exempt from the draft. I ran into him again on Engineer Hill in Pleiku where we were both based just two weeks before the ambush that took over a dozen of my friends, including Walter. I think of him frequently - and that was 51 years ago. I wonder how his daughters are doing. Love you Walter, you were taken way too soon, my friend.
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POSTED ON 3.21.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Walter Handy,
Thank you for your service ass a Heavy Vehicle Driver. Your 51st anniversary just passed, sad. The war was years ago, but we all need 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 11.11.2016
POSTED BY: BOB KENNEDY, 509th Engr. Co. PB, Pleiku, Vietnam 1968

almost 49 years later, you still visit my memory

You were the oldest Private in our AIT Combat Engineer Training Platoon. I thought of you as I stroked my mile swim this AM. Veterans' Days are always hard on me. I see the young faces of the friends I lost so many years ago. They continually remind me of how costly and sacred our American Freedoms truly are.

You were strong, quiet, polite and HONORABLE. I selected you as my role model within days of first meeting you in Missouri. I recall how happy I was to see you on Engineer Hill in Pleiku in February 1968. Seeing you made me feel safer.

I will never forget how stunned I was when I learned that your body was among those from the ambush returning from Kontum, You often spoke of your young daughter(s) and I could only imagine how lucky they were to have a dad like you. I still tear-up when I'm visited your tall, lanky figure and those kind, riveting blue eyes. We'll never see the man you could've been when you were stolen from our world. I still miss you, my friend, but your quiet manner will never be forgotten by me.
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POSTED ON 3.14.2015
POSTED BY: Buck Urban

One warrior to another

I visit you several times a year, and we talk. Like you, your daughter served with honor and distinction. I look forward to sharing horns of mead with you in Valhalla.
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