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

2LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEWIS METCALFE WALLING JR
POSTED ON 6.11.2000
POSTED BY: Frank Maker, Burrillville High School

Remembering a Fellow Rhode Islander

Reflections of a darker past
So much blood, it runs black
The stone remembers
You'll never be forgotten
Life was too short
The end came too fast
Another year to come
From the air you did fall
We all lost a great man
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POSTED ON 11.21.1999

Lewis's last flight

On 11 February 1962 Lewis Walling boarded a USAF C-47 aircraft. The mission was to drop leaflets with a New Year's message from President Kennedy over the high plateau area of central Vietnam. Lewis, who had a hand in translating the messages and eager to travel to the highlands, volunteered to accompany the flight. 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 US/Vietnamese rescue team was sent to the crash site. The bodies of Lewis Walling, six U.S. Air Force personnel and two Vietnamese were located at the site of the C-47 crash.
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POSTED ON 5.14.1999
POSTED BY: Lou Shaup

Never Forget

Lt. Walling, you were an officer and a gentleman, well respected by those who served with you. You went to be with God at too early of an age. As part of a special brotherhood you will never be forgottten. We knew many more were going to die! Lou Shaup, MAAG O&T
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