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  PFC Walter Thomas Geiger    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Alpha Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Walter Thomas Geiger, who died in the service of his country on May 19th, 1967 in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Walter was 21 years of age. He was from Glendale, New York. Walter is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 20E, Line 42.

The decorations earned by PFC Walter Thomas Geiger include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

From: Margie Lay
To: jimdochall@yahoo.com

Dear Jim,

Walter was my classmate in St. Pancras (correct spelling) elementary school in Glendale, ( Queens) New York. I believe Glendale has been changed to a Flushing post office and may not exist as a town by that name, although the school has a web site. We graduated in 1956, (Yikes, time flies.) I did not know Walter very well. He always hung out with a bunch of the boys. He was somewhat of a class clown, and I remember feeling very sad when he died because he had been one of the ones who provided comic relief in the classroom. I found the Wall USA page and have found it to be amazing, and saw your email looking for info there. May God richly bless you and your friend as you continue your amazing work of remembering those who gave all.

Kind regards,
Margie (Lay)