CECIL WALKER
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HONORED ON PANEL 12E, LINE 65 OF THE WALL

CECIL WALKER

WALL NAME

CECIL WALKER

PANEL / LINE

12E/65

DATE OF BIRTH

09/17/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/12/1966

HOME OF RECORD

MANCHESTER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Clay County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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LEFT FOR CECIL WALKER
POSTED ON 9.6.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 9.16.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 2.13.2021

Attack on FSB Red Warrior – November 12, 1966

Operation Paul Revere IV was a United States Army operation that took place in the Plei Trap Valley in Kontum Province, RVN, between October 20 and December 30, 1966. In early October 1966, U.S. intelligence reported a buildup of North Vietnamese Army (NVA) units near Plei Djereng and Duc Co Special Forces Camps southeast of the Plei Trap Valley adjacent to the Cambodian border. The operation to counter this threat was conducted by elements of the 1st, 4th, and 25th Infantry Divisions plus a U.S. Army-Special Forces unit designated Task Force Prong. On November 11th, the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, was deployed by helicopter to assist TF Prong. During the insertion, two helicopters were shot down by NVA machine guns. The 1/12 Infantry established a firebase called FSB Red Warrior near the landing zone and patrolled the immediate vicinity. The enemy reacted swiftly, and on the evening of November 12th, North Vietnamese mortars bombarded the firebase as two NVA battalions began human wave attacks on the north and west perimeters. Two orbiting U.S. Air Force A-1E Skyraiders engaged the attackers with napalm, cluster-bombs and machine gun fire. The NVA withdrew at midnight and the following morning the U.S. claimed that seventy-six enemy dead were found on the base perimeter while a helicopter pilot alleged a further four hundred dead on the approaches to the base. American losses were six killed and forty-one wounded. They included from C Company, 1/12: PFC Charles T. Anderson Jr., PFC Kenneth H. Blackwell, PFC Ronald E. Bocook, SP4 Nicholas J. Fulmer, and CPL Cecil Walker; an engineer from D Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, heavy equipment operator SP4 Leslie P. Dedman, also died defending the base. Not wishing to risk more fighting so near the border, FSB Red Warrior was abandoned, and another base was established farther east. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, and “Taking the Offensive: October 1966-September 1967” by Glenn F. Williams]
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POSTED ON 11.12.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Bronze Star Medal Award

Corporal Cecil Walker was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor for his exemplary courage under fire. He served with C Co, 1st Bn, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division.
See www.virtualwall.org/dw/WalkerCx01a.htm
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POSTED ON 10.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Cecil Walker, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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