WALTER J WETZEL
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HONORED ON PANEL 7E, LINE 124 OF THE WALL

WALTER JOSEPH WETZEL

WALL NAME

WALTER J WETZEL

PANEL / LINE

7E/124

DATE OF BIRTH

09/16/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/29/1966

HOME OF RECORD

HOWARD BEACH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WALTER JOSEPH WETZEL
POSTED ON 2.15.2020
POSTED BY: Kathy Kiesel

May he rest in Peace

I lived in OP and went to school with Walter. I was a year behind him. I knew his sister. So sad to see all the names on the wall. I went to D.C. To see the wall and found his name. I have rubbed his name on 3 traveling wall. God Bless Him. Thank you for your service.
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POSTED ON 9.16.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Walter Joseph Wetzel Jr., Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.3.2018
POSTED BY: Joseph Roy

Brave Cousin I never met

Cousin I was only a young child my only memory of you is being at the triangle park dedication in your name, and remembering them reading your acts of bravery. Thank you
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POSTED ON 5.17.2016
POSTED BY: Laurie Wetzel Morra

True Hero

Joe sacrificed all to save his brothers. He dove onto a hand grenade so that his friends wouldn't be harmed. There is a memorial in Howard Beach, NY, that is the Wetzel Triangle. Dedicated to Joe. I grew up with stories of Joe and his short life. My dad was his first cousin. Joe was the "baby" cousin, being 7 years younger.

Never forget our heroes!
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POSTED ON 2.21.2016
POSTED BY: Joe Connolly

Carrying traditions

I unfortunately never knew him. I was born in 1990. I was jogging by and I remembered the stories my family told about him. It seemed proper to stop and pay respects. Its a moving experience here, especially knowing we grew up in the same neighborhood and went to the same school. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
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