WALTER J WASHUT
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HONORED ON PANEL 20E, LINE 70 OF THE WALL

WALTER JUNIOR WASHUT

WALL NAME

WALTER J WASHUT

PANEL / LINE

20E/70

DATE OF BIRTH

05/22/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/20/1967

HOME OF RECORD

SHERIDAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sheridan County

STATE

WY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WALTER JUNIOR WASHUT
POSTED ON 5.22.2024
POSTED BY: ANON

Greater Love Hath No Man...

than that man lay down his life for a friend."

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 11.4.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. While all deaths in Vietnam are tragic that you died just two days before your 20th birthday is especially so. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Walter Washut, Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Your name will be read at the wall today. You are remembered. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Veterans’ Day is in 3 days, and today is Election Day. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.22.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Walter Junior Washut, Served with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 5.20.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Walter J. Washut


HOME OF RECORD:
Sheridan, Wyoming

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Walter J. Washut (MCSN: 2156755), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company D, Third Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in the Republic of Vietnam on 30 April and 20 May 20, 1967. During the battle for Hill 881 on 30 April, Corporal Washut's unit was engaged in intensive fighting against deeply entrenched North Vietnamese Regulars. Observing several dead and wounded Marines in ann open area covered by intense machine gun and rifle fire, he courageously, and with complete disregard for his own safety, maneuvered through the intense fire, making repeated trips until all casualties were safely evacuated. He distinguished himself again on the night of 20 May, while his platoon was moving through dense underbrush and was ambushed and cut off from the main body of the unit. In the initial burst of devastating enemy automatic weapons, small arms and mortar fire, numerous casualties were taken. He immediately deployed his platoon and directed their fire into the enemy positions, allowing the platoon to break contact and fight their way back to the company position. After reaching the company positions, he courageously moved from position to position directing his men's fire upon the enemy. Observing an enemy mortar delivering fire upon his men, he procured an anti-tank assault weapon and fearlessly exposing himself to the enemy fire, single-handedly destroyed the position. Hearing a wounded comrade trapped outside the perimeter, near the enemy lines, he heroically, and with complete disregard for his own safety rushed to aid him. Upon finding several more wounded, he summoned aid and directed their evacuation, but remained behind to administer first aid to the wounded man. While administering first aid to his fallen comrade, Corporal Washut was mortally wounded. By his dauntless courage, bold initiative and loyal devotion to his comrades, Corporal Washut upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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