WALTER A THACKERSON JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 7E, LINE 99 OF THE WALL

WALTER A THACKERSON JR

WALL NAME

WALTER A THACKERSON JR

PANEL / LINE

7E/99

DATE OF BIRTH

09/06/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/21/1966

HOME OF RECORD

TALLADEGA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Talladega County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WALTER A THACKERSON JR
POSTED ON 11.27.2019
POSTED BY: Drucilla Thackerson Grizzard

Jr.

I love you so much and I miss you!
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POSTED ON 11.26.2019
POSTED BY: Jeffery M Dektas

Same Unit 20 years Later

We served in the same Infantry Division, the 25th, only I was 4 years old when you were not recovered. I have worn your name on my bracelet every day since I left the 25th Infantry Division in 1984. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN PFC Thackerson. May you rest in peace.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2019
POSTED BY: Debbie

You are not forgotten

I was 6 when you didn't come home. I remember - maybe didn't understand - but I remember. I won't ever forget.
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POSTED ON 10.9.2018
POSTED BY: Chris Seifert

Rest easy Walter

Walter, you went missing in action a year before I was born. I did not know whom you were until many years later, in a place far away, from where you went missing. We grew up 70 miles from each other, Alabama is what brought us together. I can't recall who, was selling POW/MIA bracelets at Ramstein AB Germany (where I was stationed in 1991). I asked if they had one for Alabama, yours was the first name they read off and yours is the name I have been remembering ever since. For the last 27 years, I have worn this memorial bracelet, etched with your details. I hope your family knows your memory is alive not just with them. Rest easy, Walter.
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POSTED ON 10.28.2015

Final Mission of PFC Walter A. Thackerson Jr.

PFC Walter A. Thackerson Jr. served with 2nd Platoon, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. On May 21, 1966 at 1200 hours, he was on a search and destroy mission in the Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam when his unit came under heavy sniper fire, forcing the men to withdraw. After regrouping, it was discovered that Thackerson was missing. He was last seen when the unit came under fire. The unit reformed and returned to the ambush site in an attempt to locate him. He was seen at this time, but when searchers tried to retrieve him, enemy fire kept them back. Witnesses stated that they believed he was dead because of the number of times he had been hit by enemy fire. After 45 minutes of extremely accurate and heavy enemy fire, the searchers had to evacuate the area without recovering the remains. [Taken from pownetwork.org and i-kirk.info/2nd14th]
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