Walkinshaw, George Myron, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 0311, D Co, 1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
Service Years
1966 - 1967

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1946
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Lenard Bailes (Len)-Deceased to remember Marine Cpl George Myron Walkinshaw.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Long Beach
Last Address
Long Beach

Casualty Date
May 28, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress) - Cypress, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 21E Line 005

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 Unit Assignments
9th Marine Regiment3rd Marine DivisionIII MAFFleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
  1966-1967, 0311, 9th Marine Regiment
  1966-1967, 0311, 3rd Marine Division
  1966-1967, 0311, III MAF
  1966-1967, 0311, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
  1967-1967, 0311, D Co, 1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
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Last Known Activity
Cpl. George Walkinshaw Jr. was a Rifleman of Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd. Marine Division, 3rd. Marine Amphibious Force.

George was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart for fatal wounds he received during combat action in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam on 05/28/1967.

George was fatally wounded by hostile small arms fire. He died outright. His body was recovered the same day.

Cpl. George Walkinshaw is honored on the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Panel 21E, Line 005, in Washington, DC.
   
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- Messages from "The Virtual Wall"

Posted for: GEORGE MYRON WALKINSHAW:

George, was the first person that I met in my first period crafts, on my first day of the seventh grade, at Hamilton Junior High School in Long Beach, CA, in the fall of 1959.

George had gone to Mckinley Elementary, while I had gone to Starr King. The teacher, Mr, Johnson made us be locker partners in his class that year.

Though, George and I were never really close friends, I do remember him quite well. George, was a very kind boy with a kind word for everyone. We always made casual but friendly "hellos" to each other during the rest of junior high, and all through, Jordan High School.

We graduated in June 1964. A couple of weeks after graduation, I was leaving a bank, when we ran into each other. A car radio outside of the bank was playing that song "The House of the Rising Sun." That song was new then!

I ran into him at Cole's Market in North Long Beach about a year later. George told me that He had just got a job as an apprentice meat cutter with the Meat Cutter's Union.

At that time, I was cutting up chickens, while going to college, at McCoy's Market, also in North Long Beach. The last time I saw George, was about Thanksgivng 1966 at the corner of South Street and Atlantic. I believe that he was with his wife. It was getting dark, but there was still light, so I honked and waved. George waved back.

On June 10, 1967, I was just coming home from a final exam at Cal State University, Long Beach. My, mother had on the 10:00PM news with Jerry Dunphy, who announced that George had been killed in Viet Nam. I felt badly about hearing of his death.

Over the past 34 years, I have often contemplated the tragic loss of such a decent young man. These days, I am far more religious than I was during that era of my life.

I saw his name on the Wall in Washington while on government business. I do pray for the repose of his soul from time to time. When I saw this site about a year ago, I felt bad again about George leaving this mortal life at such a young age.

Just last week, I deceided to post this remembrance for him. It still makes me sad to think about his tragic death. I never even knew that he had been drafted into the Marine Corps.

Posted by: James B. D'Arcy
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Relationship: We were high school classmates
Monday, June 11, 2001
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Posted for: GEORGE MYRON WALKINSHAW:

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you George Myron Walkinshaw, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Corporal G.M. Walkinshaw, for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND

Posted by: Donald Lytle
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Relationship: Radioman, USN, Ret
Saturday, August 9, 2003
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