Walker, William John, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary MOS
7564-Pilot Ch-53 A/D Qualified
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1968-Present, 7564, MIA - Vietnam
Service Years
1956 - 1968
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate
Officer_ Collar Insignia

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State of Birth
California
California
Year of Birth
1934
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by LCpl Ashley Roberts to remember Marine Maj William John Walker.

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Medal Tet Offensive Commemorative Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Major John Walker was the co-pilot of a UH-1E (#152436) was on 20 April 1968, two VMO-2 gunships and one HML-167 gunship launched a search and destroy mission in the [Operation] Foster area.  During a gun run, the HML-167 aircraft crashed, killing all aboard.  The VMO-2 gunships provided cover in the crash area, and other gunships were launched to provide suppressive fire in the area.  The lost crew members included aircraft commander 1LT Joseph A. Cestare, pilot MAJ William J. Walker, crew chief CPL Warren C. Parsons, and gunner SGT Joseph A. Zutterman Jr. Search and rescue units were unable to recover their remains and all were listed Killed In Action - Body Not Recovered.


   
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Cheryl DiFiore Daughter of his friend My father, Hal DiFiore, flew with Bill Walker.  During the war there was a shortage of pilots, so the pilots were cross-trained.  Bill and Hal were flying jets, so they had to choose between helicopters and fixed-wings for their second aircraft.  Bill chose the former.  My father chose the latter (C-130's) because he said that helicopters were widow-makers.  In April 1968, both my father and Bill were in Viet Nam flying for different squadrons.  I can remember the day my mother found out that Bill was killed.  I was 11 years old and my mother fell apart after the phone call.  I thought that something had happened to my father, but quickly realized it was Bill.  My father died in 1991 of Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia.  It has now been proven to be a direct link to Agent Orange.  My father carried 100's of barrels of the stuff on his cargo plane on a weekly basis.  At the time, he didn't know that Agent Orange would also create a lot of widows. I hope they are finally both flying in peace.  Friday, October 17, 2003


   
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  1968-Present, 7564, MIA - Vietnam



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MIA - Vietnam Unit Page
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Major
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7564-Pilot Ch-53 A/D Qualified
Location
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Country/State
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
 
 
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 MIA - Vietnam Details

MIA - Vietnam
Type
Service Support Units
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Disbanded
Parent Unit
Missing In Action
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Company
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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015
   
   
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163 Members Also There at Same Time
MIA - Vietnam

Partington, Roger Dale, Capt, (1963-1969) 75 7564 Captain
Allgood, Frankie Eugene, LtCol, (1952-1968) 75 7563 Lieutenant Colonel
Alwan, Harold Joseph, LtCol, (1955-1967) 75 7501 Lieutenant Colonel
Bacik, Vladimir Henry, LtCol, (1957-1967) 75 7511 Lieutenant Colonel
Connor, Charles Richard, LtCol, (1962-1968) 75 7501 Lieutenant Colonel
Fors, Gary Henry, LtCol, (1964-1967) 75 7521 Lieutenant Colonel
McGarvey, James Maurice, LtCol, (1955-1967) 75 7511 Lieutenant Colonel
Pitt, Albert, LtCol, (1956-1966) 75 7521 Lieutenant Colonel
Boggs, Paschal Glenn, Maj 75 7583 Major
Booze, Delmar George, Maj, (1956-1966) 75 7582 Major
Carlton, James Edmund, Maj 75 7583 Major
Cross, Ariel Lindley, Maj, (1967-1968) 75 7542 Major
Fanning, Hugh Michael, Maj, (1964-1967) 75 7542 Major
Fleming, Horace Higley, Maj 75 7562 Major
Kuhlman, Robert John, Maj, (1966-1969) 75 7583 Major
Mcdonald, Joseph William, Maj, (1969-1972) 75 7511 Major
Oldham, John Sanders, Maj, (1951-1967) 75 7562 Major
Parra, Lionel, Maj 75 7586 Major
Robinson, Lawrence Warren, Maj, (1956-1970) 75 7521 Major
Sprick, Doyle Robert, Maj, (1951-1966) 75 7521 Major
Visconti, Francis Edward, Maj 75 7562 Major
Wallace, Charles Franklin, Maj, (1951-1967) 75 7501 Major
Wheeler, Eugene Lacy, Maj, (1955-1970) 75 7576 Major
Williams, David Beryl, Maj, (1963-1972) 75 7583 Major
Armistead, Steven Ray, Capt 75 7511 Captain
Armitstead, Steven Ray, Capt, (1965-1969) 75 7511 Captain
Avery, Robert Douglas, Capt, (1964-1968) 75 7583 Captain
Bloom, Darl Russell, Capt, (1954-1964) 75 7333 Captain
Bohlscheid, Curtis Richard, Capt, (1959-1967) 75 7562 Captain
Breuer, Donald Charles, Capt, (1969-1972) 75 7587 Captain
Chipman, Ralph Jim, Capt, (1968-1972) 75 7511 Captain
Clark, Stephen William, Capt, (1960-1968) 75 7532 Captain
Clem, Thomas Dean, Capt, (1965-1968) 75 7511 Captain
Derby, Paul David, Capt, (1965-1968) 75 7521 Captain
Ducat, Phillip Allen, Capt, (1962-1966) 75 7335 Captain
Fischer, John Richard, Capt, (1963-1966) 75 7333 Captain
Gates, Albert Henry, Capt, (1967-1970) 75 7562 Captain
Helber, Lawrence Neal, Capt, (1953-1966) 75 7582 Captain
Hubler, George Lawrence, Capt, (1964-1968) 75 7532 Captain
Kent, Robert Duane, Capt, (1965-1968) 75 7521 Captain
Leet, David Leverett, Capt, (1969-1972) 75 7542 Captain
Mills, James Dale, Capt, (1960-1968) 75 7501 Captain
Moe, Harold John, Capt, (1958-1967) 75 7582 Captain
Morin, Richard Girard, Capt, (1966-1968) 75 7582 Captain
Ott, Patrick Louis, Capt, (1963-1967) 75 7532 Captain
Zimmer, Jerry Allen, Capt, (1966-1969) 75 7521 Captain
Berube, Kenneth Allen, 1stLt, (1964-1967) 75 7501 First Lieutenant
Bird, Leonard Adrian, 1stLt, (1964-1968) 75 7582 First Lieutenant
Bloom, Richard MacAuliffe, 1stLt, (1962-1966) 75 7302 First Lieutenant
Bohlig, James Richard, 1stLt, (1966-1969) 75 7521 First Lieutenant
Bradshaw, Robert Samuel, 1stLt, (1968-1970) 75 7582 First Lieutenant
Breeding, Michael Hugh, 1stLt, (1967-1970) 75 7521 First Lieutenant
Burnes, Robert Wayne, 1stLt, (1967-1970) 75 7582 First Lieutenant
Cestare, Joseph Angelo, 1stLt, (1966-1968) 75 7563 First Lieutenant
Myers, David Gephart, 1stLt, (1966-1967) 75 7563 First Lieutenant
Nelson, Jan Houston, 1stLt, (1967-1970) 75 7501 First Lieutenant
Plassmeyer, Bernard Herbert, 1stLt, (1967-1970) 75 7501 First Lieutenant
Price, William Marshall, 1stLt, (1972-1972) 75 7583 First Lieutenant
Reiter, Dean Wesley, 1stLt, (1964-1966) 75 7335 First Lieutenant

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