Hutton, Walter Wesley


Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 9-Nov-1951

Hometown: Newark, New Jersey

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 21-Nov-1968

Start of tour: 14-Nov-1969

Incident date: 17-Sep-1970

Date of casualty: 17-Sep-1970

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Walter Wesley Hutton was killed while on a combat operation when a booby trap detonated. / On search and clear mission.  Detonated hostile booby trap, and engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SSG Walter Wesley Hutton
SP4 Ronald Lester Huxtable
PFC John Richard Tamburri Jr

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 795 276

Place of interment: Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 07W 070 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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