WALTER L ADAMS
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

WALTER LEE ADAMS

WALL NAME

WALTER L ADAMS

PANEL / LINE

21E/82

DATE OF BIRTH

12/27/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/10/1967

HOME OF RECORD

MCINTOSH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Washington County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WALTER LEE ADAMS
POSTED ON 12.27.2021
POSTED BY: Donnq Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 9.23.2021
POSTED BY: Janice M Tigg

Family

Your family has not nor will ever forget you. You are always in our heart. Rest peacefully Uncle.
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POSTED ON 3.18.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
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POSTED ON 8.20.2020
POSTED BY: Steven H Short

Fellow 62nd Maintenance Brother

So sorry you gave all you had during this war. I was assigned to 62nd Maintenance Bn. from July 1970 to July 1971. Rest in peace my brother.
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POSTED ON 8.7.2020

Ground Casualty

In the summer of 1967, the 62nd Maintenance Battalion was located just north of Pleiku, RVN, on the west side of Highway QL-14. At approximately 1:30 AM on June 10, 1967, the battalion area was attacked by an estimated platoon-sized Viet Cong (VC) sapper force. The west perimeter of the 628th Maintenance Support Company was penetrated by a number bare-footed VC wearing black shorts and carrying AK-47 rifles, Chicom grenades, and explosive charges. They used rocket motor charges to blow a path through the two triple concertina and on double-apron fences. Extensive damage was done to heavy equipment in the motor pool area, including the shop buildings and water distributor. Three VC were killed when they were taken under small arms fire by one of the motor pool personnel. Simultaneously, the west perimeter of the battalion technical supply area was also penetrated by cutting the fence and tying down the trip flares. One charge or grenade was placed or thrown at the guard post, killing one enlisted man and critically wounded a second. The wounded man died shortly after before he could be evacuated. The two lost personnel were PFC Walter L. Adams and SP4 Ronald L. Stapelman. They were behind a temporary ground level defensive position when attacked because the regular guard tower foundation had sunk in the mud the previous day due to recent rains, causing the tower lean. About forty total explosive charges were employed by the enemy during the attack. Afterwards, the 85th Ordinance Department located some fifty unexploded charges throughout the battalion area. Nine Chicom grenades and propaganda leaflets were also found. Contributing factors to the enemy’s success in penetrating the perimeter was that there was no lighting installed around the battalion area. A work order had been submitted for one hundred pole-mounted floodlights in February 1967, but the work had not been completed. The weather, which was chilly, dark, drizzling, and foggy also played in the enemy’s favor. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Operational Reports-Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 62nd Maintenance Battalion (DS), Period Ending 31 July 1967]
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