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LCpl Sherman Lee "Pops" Walters
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1949
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1968
Hue, Vietnam

US Marine LCPL Sherman Lee Walters, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Cumberland County, NC. He enlisted in the US Marines while in Philadelphia, PA.

US Marine Lance Corporal Sherman Lee Walters was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, LCPL Walters served our country until August 18th, 1968 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was 18 years old and was not married. It was reported that Sherman died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. Sherman was born on November 3rd, 1949 in Cumberland County, NC. He enlisted in Philadelphia Pa. LCPL Walters is on panel 48W, line 050 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

I was with him when he died. My name is Charlie Pittman. I was with Sherman when he died. We called him "Pops". I have a photo of the two of us together at Ca-Lu. If anyone is interested in this photo, I will have my son forward it to you. I have enjoyed a full, long life. I wish Pops could have had the same chance at life. I think of him often. Charlie Pittman, corkyandgrumpy@yahoo.com.

Native Philadelphian & Marine. An 18-year-old Germantown Marine LCPL Sherman L. Walters, son of Mrs. James Fisher, of 913 E. Price st., died Sunday aboard the U.S.S. Sanctuary from wounds suffered in battle. Mrs. Fisher said the Defense Department notified her that circumstances about her son's death are now known. A 1966 graduate of William Penn Charter High School, LCPL Walters enlisted in the Marines in December, 1966, and trained at Parris Island, SC. and Camp Lejeune, NC. Semper Fidelis, Marine!, Jim McIlhenney, christianamacks@comcast.net.

The 1st Battalion of the 13th Marines had an artillery firing position located on the Cao Dei peninsula, a thumb of land which protrudes into Cau Hai Bay about 4 kilometers northwest of Phu Loc. Just before 2 am on 18 August 1968 the firing position was taken under attack, first by mortars and then by sappers who penetrated the perimeter and caused considerable damage with satchel charges before the Marines ejected them and restored the perimeter. Two platoons from Alpha 1/26 had been sent from their respective positions as reaction forces - and by chance intercepted the enemy force as they withdrew from the peninsula. In a night engagement, the Alpha 1/26 Marines took the VC under fire before the enemy force broke contact and disappeared into the nearby mountains. Seventeen Marines were killed in the two engagements: LCPL Sherman Lee Walters was one of them.

He served as a Mortarman with Whiskey Battery, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF.

He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.

 
 
Burial:
Raleigh National Cemetery
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section 22 Site 303
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jul 23, 2007
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