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First Name: Walter

Last Name: Boettcher

Birthplace: Concord, CA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)



Middle Name: R.



Date of Birth: 11 April 1944

Date of Death: 06 December 1967

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Years Served:
Walter R. Boettcher, Jr.

   
Engagements:
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)

Biography:


Walter R. Boettcher, Jr.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Walter R. Boettcher, Jr. was born on 11 April 1944 in Concord, CA.

On 6 December 1967, Second Lieutenant Walter R. Boettcher, Jr. was serving with the B Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division in Bin Dinh Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, 2LT Boettcher was killed in action when he sustained multiple fragmentation wounds. His body was recovered.

Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal

Honors

The name Walter R. Boettcher, Jr. is inscribed on Panel 31E Line 43 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Burial

Second Lieutenant Walter R. Boettcher, Jr. is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA.

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Honoree ID: 3469   Created by: MHOH

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