Walls, Ronald Ray


Rank: Staff Sergeant

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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: 26-Dec-1938

Hometown: Lewistown, Pennsylvania

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 22-Nov-1961

Start of tour: 8-Jul-1967

Incident date: 26-Sep-1968

Date of casualty: 26-Sep-1968

Age at death: 29

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Ronald Ray Walls died from wound received while commander of military vehicle on combat operation when vehicle hit hostile mine. / (Individual transported to 7th Surgical Hospital, Blackhorse base camp, Long Giao.)

Three Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Ronnie Louis Pounds
PFC George John Smith Jr
SSG Ronald Ray Walls

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Juniata Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, Pennsylvania, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 42W 024 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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