ALBERT M WALTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 47W, LINE 57 OF THE WALL

ALBERT MARION WALTER

WALL NAME

ALBERT M WALTER

PANEL / LINE

47W/57

DATE OF BIRTH

08/03/1929

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ORGAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dona Ana County

STATE

NM

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

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LEFT FOR ALBERT MARION WALTER
POSTED ON 3.21.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever.
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POSTED ON 10.27.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SFC Albert Walter, Thank you for your service as a Special Forces Qualified Unit Supply Specialist. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart . Halloween is soon. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it still needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.17.2018

Attack on FOB-4 Compound

On August 23, 1968, the Command & Control North (CCN) MACV-SOG field command compound FOB-4 at Da Nang was attacked by approximately 100 members of North Vietnam’s Special Operation Brigade. Called sappers, they were Hanoi’s most elite commandos. They entered the CCN compound along its 300-yard wide beachfront beginning at 2:30 AM. Their bodies greased to squeeze through fences, they wore only loincloths or khaki shorts and carried AK-47’s, grenades, hand-thrown RPG’s, and woven baskets containing demolition charges. As the intruders opened fire in the camp, the Green Berets poured out of their billets. Many, like SMAJ Richard Pegram Jr. and SSGT Howard Varni, were cut down by the waiting NVA. A sapper squad reached the CNN communications bunker and threw an explosive charge in, killing three Americans instantly. Simultaneous explosions and bursts of fire killed five E-7’s—SFC Don W. Welch, SFC Albert M. Walter, SFC Tadeusz M. Kepczyk, SFC Donald R. Kerns, and SFC Harold R. Voorheis. In another building, 1LT Paul D. Potter was gunned down, the only officer to die, although twelve others would be wounded. Several of the lost Green Berets were young: PFC William H. Bric III (19), SP4 Anthony J. Santana (20), and Sergeants James T. Kickliter (22) and Robert J. Uyesaka (23). Old soldiers died too, SMAJ Pegram (40), MSGT Gilbert A. Secor (36), and MSGT Rolf E. Rickmers (34). Other lost SOG personnel included SSGT Talmadge H. Alphin Jr. and MSGT Charles R. Norris. Despite the carnage, the Green Berets fought back with M16’s, grenades, and AK-47’s taken from dead sappers. Personal heroics were displayed by the men of MACVSOG. One lieutenant raced a jeep repeatedly back and forth across the compound in front of astonished enemy sappers, carrying wounded men to safety and medical treatment. By dawn, the skirmish had ended as the Americans retook their compound. Dead sappers lay in ones and twos everywhere, a total of 38. Sixteen Green Berets had died, the greatest loss of Army Special Forces’ lives in one incident. Another 48 were wounded. In addition, 16 indigenous Allied soldiers were killed. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book “Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG” by John L. Plaster]
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POSTED ON 8.3.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant First Class Albert Marion Walter, Served with Forward Operational Base 4 (FOB-4), Command and Control North (CCN), Military Assistance Command Vietnam - Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG), 5th Special Forces Group.
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POSTED ON 1.29.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SFC Albert Marion Walter, 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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