WALTER H MOON
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 4 OF THE WALL

WALTER HUGH MOON

WALL NAME

WALTER H MOON

PANEL / LINE

1E/4

DATE OF BIRTH

03/31/1923

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/22/1961

HOME OF RECORD

RUDY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Crawford County

STATE

AR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

MAJ

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WALTER HUGH MOON
POSTED ON 4.30.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to our country. It remains my fervent hope you will be returned home after the passage of so many years.
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POSTED ON 3.16.2023
POSTED BY: ANON

POW-MIA

Never forget.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 5.31.2021
POSTED BY: Loretta Anderson

POW MIA BRACELET

I bought my bracelet when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was 1st in Brevard county Florida . Thanks to the internet I've now found his information and saw all the rewards he received.
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POSTED ON 4.22.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Major (Infantry), [then Captain] Walter Hugh Moon, United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations during the period April 1961 to July 1961. Major Moon was serving in an advisory capacity in Laos when he was captured by hostile forces. From the initial time of his capture, he was kept in solitary confinement and subjected to extreme mistreatment, abuse and vile physical environment. Despite the never-ending brutalities, he constantly demonstrated boldness, tenacity, and courage by his continuous overt actions against his captors. Although faced with insurmountable odds, he repeatedly attempted to escape and was seriously wounded during his first break for freedom. From the time of his first attempt to escape until his death, he refused to collaborate with, and resisted the cruel efforts of his captors and prevented their making propaganda capital at the expense of the United States. Wounded, and weakened physically, Major Moon fought with the guards inflicting as much bodily harm on them as possible, until he was completely overpowered and mortally wounded. Major Moon's intrepid conduct, aggressive actions and self-sacrifice are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/24567
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POSTED ON 4.22.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Bronze Star Medal Award

SYNOPSIS: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, takes pride in presenting the Bronze Star Medal (Posthumously) to Major (Infantry) Walter Hugh Moon, United States Army, for outstandingly meritorious service in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Major Moon consistently manifested exemplary professionalism and initiative in obtaining outstanding results. His rapid assessment and solution of numerous problems inherent in a combat environment greatly enhanced the allied effectiveness against a determined and aggressive enemy. Despite many adversities, he invariably performed his duties in a resolute and efficient manner. Energetically applying his sound judgment and extensive knowledge, he has contributed materially to the successful accomplishment of the United States mission in the Republic of Vietnam. His loyalty, diligence and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/24567
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