Blaine Gillespie Walter, Jr.
|HOME OF RECORD
701 Union Street, Millersburg, PA
|NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Nellie H. V. Walter
|DATE OF BIRTH
September 15, 1916
|DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 27, 1942
|DATE OF LOSS
August 13, 1942
|CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal / Matanikau-Point Cruz
August 14 1943
|CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Walter served with the R-2 section of the 5th Marine Regiment on Guadalcanal On the night of 12 August 1942, he joined a patrol led by Colonel Frank Goettge, intending to investigate reports of a surrendering Japanese encampment.
The patrol was ambushed, isolated on its beachhead, and all but annihilated. PFC Walter was one of those who did not return. Initially listed as missing in action, he was declared dead as of 14 August 1943.
|LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
|STATUS OF REMAINS
Observed on Guadalcanal, but not recovered.
Lewisburg Cemetery, Union County, PA
Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, PA
Manila American CemeteryNamesake of the Blaine G. Walter Jr. VFW Post 5507, Millersburg
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