VIETNAM - WALTERS, FREDERICK F

Walters, Frederick F

VIETNAM - WALTERS, FREDERICK F
WALTERS, FREDERICK F

Rank: Corporal

Unit: C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11P

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 15-Aug-1947

Hometown: Eau Gallie, Florida

Marital status: Married to Joyce G. Walters

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 14-Jun-1965

Start of tour: 14-Oct-1967

Incident date: 13-May-1968

Date of casualty: 13-May-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Frederick F. Walters died from wound received when engaged hostile force in firefight while on combat operation.

Five Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SSG Ollis Brewster
SGT Ralph Raymond Collins Jr
SGT Douglas George Factora
SGT Bobby James
CPL Frederick F. Walters

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Florida, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 60E 005 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE
POSTHUMOUS

CORPORAL FREDERICK F WALTERS
22 MAY 1967
C TROOP, 1st SQUADRON

11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Corporal Walters distinguished himself by valorous actions on 13 May 1968, while serving as a Machine Gunner with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, on a combat mission near Cu Chi, Vietnam. When his vehicle commander was killed during the assault, Corporal Walters immediately took control of the vehicle and assumed a fully exposed position in order to direct it against the enemy positions. He professionally directed the fire of his men and placed accurate M-79 fire against the insurgents. During the fierce battle with the numerically superior Viet Cong force, Corporal Walters was suddenly hit and mortally wounded by enemy small arms fire. Corporal Walters’ personal bravery and devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division General Orders No. 4930 (22 June 1968)

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