NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
WE REMEMBER - LETTER W



FOR MILITARY MEMBERS PLEASE INCLUDE NAME, RANK, BRANCH OF SERVICE, UNIT, HOME TOWN, AND DATE OF DEATH IF POSSIBLE
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Private First Class John F. Waden, ARMY, C CO, 1ST BN, 5TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV from Malden, MA killed in action on November 21, 1966
Corporal Carl D. Wakefield, USMC, MOBILE TRNG TEAM 2, 1ST CAG, COMBINED ACTION, III MAF from Framingham, MA killed in action on August 2, 1968
Private First Class William R. Walbridge, ARMY, P CO, 75TH INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV from Montpelier, VT killed in action on April 18, 1970
Private First Class Alexander G. Wainio, USMC, I CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Troy, NH killed in action on May 26, 1967
Retired Stoneham, MA Firefighter Stan Waite, passed away on October 6, 2014
Call Lieutenant Kevin Waldron, Bedford, MA Call FD, passed away in 2005 at the age of 57
Chief Warrant Officer Douglas Alexander Walker, ARMY, A TRP, 7TH SQDN, 17TH CAVALRY, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV from Indian Orchard, MA killed in action on May 18, 1968
Sergeant First Class George E. Walker Jr, ARMY, ADV TEAM 73, HQ, MACV ADVISORS, MACV from Swanton, VT killed in action on May 26, 1970
Major Oriden J. Walker Jr, ARMY, SD-5891, HQ, MACV ADVISORS, MACV from Boston, MA died on February 4, 1966 from injuries received on May 23, 1965
1st Lieutenant Sterling A. Wall, ARMY, DET B-24 (KONTUM), B CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV from Brockton, MA killed in action on August 24, 1967
Private First Class Harry W. Wallace, USMC, H&S CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Burlington, MA killed in action on September 12, 1967
Lance Corporal Joseph R. Wallen, USMC, F CO, 2ND BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Dorchester-Boston, MA killed in action on January 26, 1967
Hospitalman Donald K. Walsh, NAVY, H&S CO, 2ND BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from East Lyme, CT killed in action on February 25, 1969
Lieutenant Ed Walsh of the Boston Fire Department killed in the line of duty on March 26, 2014
Heather Walsh, from Chelmsford, MA, passed away in 1984 at the age of 5 1/2 Weeks. Grand daughter of Watertown, MA Police Detective John Walsh
Specialist Four James M. Walsh, ARMY, C CO, 2ND BN, 39TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from Quincy, MA killed in action on August 8, 1968
Firefighter Joseph Walsh, retired Brookline, MA FD, passed away in April of 2012. Father of photographer Steve Walsh
Staff Sergeant Richard D. Walsh, USMC, MABS-16, MAG-16, 1ST MAW, III MAF from Quincy, MA killed in action on December 28, 196
Private First Class Robert S. Walsh, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 327TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from Cambridge, MA died on November 7, 1967 from injuries received on October 15, 1967.
Captain Keith P. Walton, retired Newbury, MA FD, passed away in 2005. Also served as treasurer and was a life member
Sergeant First Class Lewis C. Walton, ARMY, RECON TEAM ASP, TF-1 AE, MACV-SOG, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV from Cranston, RI died on October 12, 1978 from injuries received on May 10, 1971
Petty Officer Third Class Andrew J. Wang, NAVY, USS VALLEY FORGE, TF 76, 7TH FLEET from Johnston, RI killed in action on June 2, 1968
1st Lieutenant Bruce B. Warner, USMC, 2ND PLT, A CO, 3RD TANK BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Farmington, CT died on March 13, 1966 from injuries received on February 3, 1966
Staff Sergeant Kyle R. Warren, ARMY, Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group from Manchester, NH killed in action on July 29, 2010
1st Lieutenant Fred Z. Washburn, ARMY, 71ST AHC, 14TH AVN BN, 16TH AVN GROUP, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Middleboro, MA killed in action on October 2, 1968
Private Louis W. Washington, USMC, C CO, 7TH ENG BN, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Burlington, VT killed in action on October 26, 1968
First Lieutenant Craig Houston Waterman, USMC, HMM-164, MAG-16, 1ST MAW, III MAF from Rehoboth, MA killed in action on July 30, 1967
Private First Class Michael J. Waterman, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173 ABN BDE from Westminster, MA killed in action on June 22, 1967
1st Lieutenant David J. Wax, USAF, 345TH TROOP CARRIER SQDN, 314TH TROOP CARRIER WING, 13TH AF from Brockton, MA killed in action on december 20, 1965
Firefighter Charlie Webb, Mayking, KY FD, passed away in 2004 at the age of 63
Sergeant Dennis W. Webster, ARMY, E TRP, 2ND SQDN, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV from Narragansett, RI killed in action on December 31, 1970
Sergeant Dennis P. Weichel Jr, ARMY, Company C, 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment, Rhode Island Army National Guard from Providence, RI killed in action on March 22, 2012
Sergeant Michael R. Weidemann, ARMY, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division from Newport, RI killed in action on October 31, 2006
Airman 1st Class Kenneth G. Weightman Jr, USAF, HQ SQDN, 366TH TAC FTR WING, 7TH AF from Johnson, VT killed in action on June 10, 1966
Corporal David Anthony Weir, USMC, H&S CO, 2ND BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Bristol, RI killed in action on December 10, 1969
Private Monek Weitz, USMC, A CO, 1ST BN, 12TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Roxbury-Boston, MA killed in action on May 25, 1969
Corporal Raymond J. West, ARMY, B CO, 2ND BN, 60TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from Quincy, MA killed in action on December 13, 1968
Private First Class Gary J. Webb, USMC, C CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Quincy, MA killed in action on June 22, 1969
Private First Class Richard W. Welch, ARMY, B CO, 4TH BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173 ABN BDE from Wilmington, MA killed in action on September 13, 1968
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen M. Wells, ARMY, Outlaw Troop, 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment from Egremont, MA killed in action on February 25, 2004
Lance Corporal Russell W. Wendler, USMC, HQ BTRY, 2ND BN, 12TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Somerville, MA killed in action on February 17, 1969
Specialist Four Wendell A. Weston, ARMY, HHC, 4TH BN, 31ST INFANTRY, 196TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Warren, VT killed in action on May 12, 1969
Specialist Four Michael Cornelius Whalen, ARMY, B CO, 4TH BN, 3RD INF RGT, 11 INF BDE from Lee, MA killed in action on February 28, 1969
Specialist 6 James K. Wheeler, ARMY, 25TH ADMIN CO, USARV from Boston, MA killed in action on June 6, 1968
Dispatcher Florence Wheldon, Weare, NH, passed away in 2005. Loved by all Public Safety Services in Weare
PFC Albert Ronald White, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 327TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from Suffolk, MA killed in action on February 24, 1966
Private First Class John E. White, USMC, CAP LIMA-8, 1ST CAG, COMBINED ACTION, III MAF from Allston-Boston, MA killed in action on March 20, 1968
Specialist Four John C. White, ARMY, ADV TEAM 96, HQ, MACV ADVISORS, MACV from Winthrop, MA killed in action on January 16, 1968
Corporal Robert F. White, USMC, C CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Newmarket, NH killed in action on August 17, 1967
Staff Sergeant Harold C. Whittaker, ARMY, DET B-50, 5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP, SPECIAL FORCES from Scituate, MA killed in action on February 29, 1968
Major Ralph Chester Wight, Jr, ARMY, HHC, 185TH MAINT BN, 29TH GS GROUP, 1ST LOG CMD, USARV from Newtonville, MA killed in action on April 6, 1968
Private First Class Dennis Wilbur, ARMY, E CO, 4TH BN, 12TH INFANTRY, 199TH INFANTRY BDE, USARV from Killington, VT killed in action on February 4, 1967
Specialist Four Thomas John Wilk, ARMY, C CO, 169TH ENG BN, 159TH ENG GRP, 20TH ENG BDE from Fairview, MA killed in action on June 13, 1969
Specialist Four Allan F. Wilkins, ARMY,358TH AVN DET, 525TH MI GRP, USARV from Dorset, VT killed in action on April 8, 1971
Former U.S. Navy Interior Communications Specialist 2nd Class Albert Wilkinson passed away in November of 2011 at the age of 81. He served aboard the USS Seadog (SS401) during the Korean War. He resided in Dedham, MA and was originally from Jamaica Plain.
Sergeant Donald Alfred Wilkinson, USMC, HQ BTY, 3RD BN, 12TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV from Newbury, MA killed in action on October 8, 1967
Private First Class Alfred L. Williams, USMC, K CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Roxbury-Boston, MA killed in action on December 23, 1969
Private First Class Arthur P. Williams, USMC, H BTRY, 3RD BN, 12TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Haverhill, MA killed in action on August 26, 1966
Private First Class Ronald Williams, USMC, G CO, 2ND BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Worcester, MA killed in action on December 4, 1967
Private First Class Wilbur L. Williams Jr, ARMY, C TRP, 3RD SQDN, 5TH CAVALRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from Fitchburg, MA killed in action on March 30, 1968
Warrant Officer Ralph J. Willard, ARMY, C CO, 227TH ASLT HELO BN, 11TH AVN GROUP, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Quincy, MA killed in action on to July 21, 1968
Sergeant Christopher M. Wilson, ARMY, Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division from Bangor, ME killed in action on March 29, 2007
Firefighter Justin Wisniewski, Southington, CT FD, died in the line of duty in 2005 at the age of 18
Specialist Four Ronald Edward Wissman, ARMY, 1ST SQDN, 4TH CAVALRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from Shelburne, MA killed in action on May 21, 1967
Specialist Four Chester Lawren Witanek, Jr, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 506TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from Cheshire, MA killed in action on July 25, 1968
Specialist Four James G. Witham, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 8TH INF RGT, 4 INF DIV from Franklin, VT killed in action on May 16, 1969
Petty Officer First Class Edward W. Withee, NAVY, PBR-36, RIVPATGRP 62, TF 116, USNAVFORV from Madison, ME killed in action on October 6, 1970
USMC CPL. William Woitowicz was killed in action in Afghanistan on Tuesday June 7, 2011. He is the son of Westford Volunteer FF Kevin Woitowicz and Nephew of Westford Fire Capt David Woitowicz. Woitowicz was deployed to Afghanistan as part of the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion of the Marine Special Operations Regiment out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., to support Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lance Corporal Richard J. Wolcheski, USMC, A CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV from East Haven, CT killed in action on February 28, 1966
Lance Corporal Edward J. Wolfendale, USMC, INDIA CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV from Lawrence, MA killed in action on February 24, 1969
Corporal Barry L. Wolk, ARMY, 1ST BN (PROV), 525TH MI GROUP, USARV from Hingham, MA killed in action on February 3, 1968
Specialist Four Barry R. Wood, ARMY, B CO, 53RD SIG BN, II FIELD FORCE, USARV from Bradford, VT killed in action on November 2, 1966
1st Lieutenant Arthur E. Wright, III, ARMY, B CO, 2ND BN, 34TH ARMOR, 4TH INF DIV, USARV from Gloucester, MA killed in action on November 29, 1966 (incident date 11/16/66)
Sergeant Gregory A. Wright, ARMY, 72nd Engineer Company, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division from Boston, MA killed in action on January 13, 2007
Sergeant First Class Willie J. Wright, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 2ND INFANTRY, 1 INF DIV from New Bedford, MA killed in action on December 5, 1965
Colonel Blair C. Wrye, USAF, 20TH TAC RECON SQDN, 460TH TAC RECON WING, 7TH AF from Mirror Lake, NH died on April 16, 1979 from injuries received on August 12, 1966
 



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