LEWIS M WALLING JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

LEWIS METCALFE WALLING JR

WALL NAME

LEWIS M WALLING JR

PANEL / LINE

1E/7

DATE OF BIRTH

12/15/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/11/1962

HOME OF RECORD

WOONSOCKET

COUNTY OF RECORD

Providence County

STATE

RI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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LEFT FOR LEWIS METCALFE WALLING JR
POSTED ON 5.2.2020
POSTED BY: PAUL Mawn

Salute to a Crimson warrior

I am proud to share the same Alma Mater as 2nd LT Walling. Within 2 week s of 1 May 2020, I will post his entry on the Harvard Hall of Heroes in the Post World War II file on the website of the Advocates for Harvard ROTC. 2nd LT Walling r is also currently included on the Vietnam plaque on the left wall of Memorial Church in the Harvard Yard for those Harvard alumni who made the supreme sacrifice for our country. Rest in peace and God bless the Walling family.
Paul E. Mawn (HC-63)
Captain USN (Ret.)
Chairman -Advocates for Harvard ROTC
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POSTED ON 7.8.2018
POSTED BY: William Bunker

Lew at Ft Sill late 1960

We bunked in adjacent rooms in the BOQ. Lew poked his head in to say hello attracted by the Mozart symphony playing on my phonograph. He brewed a cup of tea for me each morning and I gave him a ride to his unit. He was a worldly idealist who declined to spend his time with the coterie of other Princeton graduates. When asked about his plans for the future he said he was destined for public service; I never doubted his sincerity nor his ability to do just that.
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POSTED ON 8.4.2015

Final Mission of 2LT Lewis M. Walling Jr.

On Sunday, February 11, 1962, a Douglas SC-47A aircraft (# 15732) from 1st Air Commando Squadron, 314th Air Division, 13th Air Force was on a propaganda leaflet dropping flight over South Vietnam when it crashed in the mountains near Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province, South Vietnam. The aircraft’s proposed flight path was from Saigon to Da Nang to drop propaganda leaflets with a New Year's message from President Kennedy over the high plateau area of central Vietnam. As the aircraft swept low near the village of Blao, a concealed enemy force opened fire. The plane was struck by small arms fire and crashed in the mountains southwest of the village. A joint U.S./Vietnamese rescue team was sent to the crash site to recover the remains of the eight U.S. servicemen who were aboard the aircraft. They included six USAF personnel: CAPT Edward K. Kissam Jr., CAPT Joseph M. Fahey Jr., 1LT Jack D. Le Tourneau, 1LT Stanley G. Hartson, TSGT Floyd M. Frazier, and A1C Robert L. Westfall; two U.S. Army personnel: 2LT Lewis M. Walling Jr., and SP4 Glen F. Merrihew; and 2 unknown South Vietnamese Air Force personnel. [Taken from aviation-safety.net and togetherweserved.com]
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POSTED ON 5.19.2015
POSTED BY: Leo N Gorman, Washington DC

I remember Lew at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in the fall of 1960

Lew and I were in the same field artillery school class at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in the fall of 1960. We were part of a group of newly-commissioned second lieutenants assigned to serve our two-years of active duty at Fort Sill, But we all wanted to go someplace more interesting and all applied for reassignment.
Lew got Viet Nam and I got Germany. Lew was a very intelligent, very funny guy with a bright future ahead of him. What a tragedy that his life was so short.
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POSTED ON 10.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 2LT Lewis Metcalfe Walling Jr, 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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