Walter Joseph Junger, JrHospital Corpsman 3rd Class
GOLF CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Navy
19 June 1947 - 15 April 1969
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The database page for Walter Joseph Junger, Jr
"Corky" Junger joined Golf 2/7's third platoon just before we started on Operation Oklahoma Hills.
He was shot while tending a wounded Marine. Like so many of the Corpsmen I knew he took his duties seriously. Personal safety came after tending to the wounded. As I grow older their courage and devotion, as a group, impresses me more and more.
The attached picture was taken while on Operation Oklahoma Hills, probably while on Hill 785 in the mountains just north of Happy Valley.
A Note from The Virtual WallIn early April, the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, were involved in Operation OKLAHOMA HILLS, a search-and destroy operation aimed at the 31st NVA Regiment in the hills west of Danang. On 11 Apr, Echo Company found the 31st NVA's main base camp, an installation consisting of more than 300 assorted fortifications and buildings as well as large quantities of munitions and equipment. Golf Company, operating to Echo's west, found a smaller, but still large, enemy complex. Rather than stand and fight, the 31st NVA Regiment chose to abandon their base camps - but used blocking forces and rear-guard actions to protect movement of the main body of their troops further into the hills.
One of these actions, on 15 Apr 1969, cost Golf Company, 2/7 Marines, three men killed in action:
"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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