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LCDR Walter O "Walt" Estes, II
Birth: Jun. 10, 1939
Williamston
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1967
Hanoi
Ha Noi Municipality, Vietnam

Walt is the son of a prominent attorney from Williamston, Mi. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Physical Therapy. He accepted a job in Ann Arbor MI. but for reasons known only to him he moved to Denver Co. In Denver, he made the fateful decision to join the U.S. Navy. He trained as a pilot/Navigator and was assigned to the U.S.S. Coral Sea. On Nov. 19 1967 he was the navigator on one of the two planes that was shot down over North Vietnam. He was captured alive and as proof "Hanoi Hannah" broadcast his capture over Hanoi radio. They had his photo I.D. as proof.
While inside the famous "Heartbreak Hotl" also known as the Hanoi Hilton, it became known that Walt was tortured by a cuban-born but Russian trained sadistic torturer known as "the bug." Walt did not survive his ordeal so when the war ended in 1975m he was not one of those men who came home alive. After 10 years had gone by, his body was sent home. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Not a day goes by that I do not think of him but I look forward to the day when I will see him in heaven. He is the love of my life. 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter O Estes (1905 - 1986)
  Bertha M Estes (1909 - 2000)
 
Note: Killed while held in Captivity at the Hoa Lo Prison (Heartbreak Hotel.)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 11, Site 404-1
 
Created by: Palm Springs Girl
Record added: Sep 30, 2012
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LCDR Walter O Walt Estes, II
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LCDR Walter O Walt Estes, II
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LCDR Walter O Walt Estes, II
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Blessings in Heaven on Christmas Eve my darling...XOXOXOXO
- Melinda
 Added: Dec. 24, 2014
Looks like Christmas to me! XOXOXOXO
- Melinda
 Added: Dec. 23, 2014
Our Next House? LOL I want to lireside where the weather is ALWAYS watm! LOL I'm not kidding...
- Palm Springs Girl
 Added: Dec. 17, 2014
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