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First Name: Walter

Last Name: Boettcher

Birthplace: Concord, CA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Raymond

Date of Birth: 11 April 1944

Date of Death: 06 December 1967

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Years Served:
Walter Raymond Boettcher, Jr.

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Walter Raymond Boettcher, Jr.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Walter Raymond Boettcher, Jr. was born on 11 April 1944 in Concord, CA.

On 6 December 1967, Second Lieutenant Walter Raymond Boettcher, Jr. was serving with B Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division in Bin Dinh Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, 2LT Boettcher was killed in action when he sustained multiple fragmentation wounds. His body was recovered.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge


The name Walter R. Boettcher, Jr. is inscribed on Panel 31E Line 43 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Second Lieutenant Walter Raymond Boettcher, Jr. is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA, in Section V, Site 4268.


Honoree ID: 3469   Created by: MHOH




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