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 10.23.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG MIA UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

WALTER ANTHONY THACKERSON JR

COMPANY A

2nd BATTALION

14th INFANTRY REGIMENT

" GOLDEN DRAGONS "

2nd BRIGADE

25th INFANTRY DIVISION

" TROPIC LIGHTNING "

" THE RIGHT OF THE LINE "


/ / / / / MISSING IN ACTION



PFC WALTER ANTHONY THACKERSON was a member of a platoon from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry which was on a search and destroy mission in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam on 21 May 1966.

When the unit came under heavy sniper fire, the men were forced to withdraw.

After regrouping, it was discovered that PFC 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.

Walter Thackerson is listed among the missing because his remains were never recovered.

Although he was shot down near heavy concentrations of enemy troops, the Vietnamese have consistently denied any knowledge of his fate.

The communist government of Vietnam has been uncooperative in releasing remains they hold or in allowing access to known loss sites.





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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POSTED ON 5.21.2006

Ambushed

Walter was ambushed while on patrol with a unit of the 25th Inf Div.Teamates tried to rescue him for over an hour but were prevented by overwhelming force.He is still in Vietnam his fate is unknown but the Vietnamese have been totally uncooperative in accounting for him.
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POSTED ON 1.29.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. 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 sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the 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 2.23.2003
POSTED BY: Candace Lokey

Not Forgotten

I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

Candace Lokey
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
[email protected]

If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :

www.pow-miafamilies.org
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