WALTER K SINGLETON
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HONORED ON PANEL 17E, LINE 39 OF THE WALL

WALTER KEITH SINGLETON

WALL NAME

WALTER K SINGLETON

PANEL / LINE

17E/39

DATE OF BIRTH

12/07/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/24/1967

HOME OF RECORD

MEMPHIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Shelby County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WALTER KEITH SINGLETON
POSTED ON 3.13.2020
POSTED BY: Terry Foster

Proud to have served with Sgt. Singleton

While I was with A-1-9 some Marines in my company were awarded the MOH, Navy Cross, Silver Stars, Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts. Some Alpha Marines were wounded two and three times. Sgt Singleton was a supply Sgt. while the company was at Camp Schwab Okinawa. We had just got back to Okinawa aboard the USS Iwo Jima. 1/9 had just finished Operation Deckhouse V in the Mekong Delta. My 13 month tour was over then. I was ordered home from Okinawa about the 1st of Feb. 1966. Alpha and the rest of 1/9 then went back to Vietnam aboard US Naval ships. Sgt. Singleton later was awarded his MOH posthumously while fighting with Alpha 1/9. RIP.
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POSTED ON 2.7.2019
POSTED BY: Wayne Williams - USMC

UNCOMMON VALOR

I served with Sgt. Singleton in "A" 1/9. He epitomizes the Marine Corps. Proud to have served with you Sarge.
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POSTED ON 3.24.2017
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri

Medal of Honor

Walter Keith Singleton
Date of birth: December 7, 1944
Date of death: March 24, 1967
Burial location: Memphis, Tennessee
Place of Birth: Tennessee, Memphis
Home of record: Memphis Tennessee
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Sergeant Walter Keith Singleton (MCSN: 2056158), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 24 March 1967, while serving with Company A, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action against armed enemy forces in the Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant Singleton's company was conducting combat operations when the lead platoon received intense small arms, automatic weapons, rocket, and mortar fire from a well entrenched enemy force. As the company fought its way forward, the extremely heavy enemy fire caused numerous friendly casualties. Sensing the need for early treatment of the wounded, Sergeant Singleton quickly moved from his relatively safe position in the rear of the foremost point of the advance and made numerous trips through the enemy killing zone to move the injured men out of the danger area. Noting that a large part of the enemy fire was coming from a hedgerow, he seized a machinegun and assaulted the key enemy location, delivering devastating fire as he advanced. He forced his way through the hedgerow directly into the enemy strong point. Although he was mortally wounded, his fearless attack killed eight of the enemy and drove the remainder from the hedgerow. Sergeant Singleton's bold actions completely disorganized the enemy defense and saved the lives of many of his comrades. His daring initiative selfless devotion to duty and indomitable fighting spirit reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps, and his performance upheld the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

Action Date: 24-Mar-67

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company A

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 9th Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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POSTED ON 4.11.2016
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN

Peace with Honor

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Walter.
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POSTED ON 3.25.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Walter Keith Singleton, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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