Becker, Walter Ward


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 26-Jun-1950

Hometown: Beaumont, Texas

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 2-Aug-1968

Start of tour: 5-Jan-1969

Incident date: 18-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 18-Jun-1969

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Walter Ward Becker died from a wound received while a crew member on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. He was admitted to a military medical facility and expired shortly thereafter. / Gunner of Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) on reconnaissance in force mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.  Admitted to 2d Surgical Hospital, Lai Khe, on 18 Jun 1969 at 1620 hrs and later expired.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 767 762

Place of interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Beaumont, Texas, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 22W 071 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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