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Sgt Walter Keith Singleton
Birth: Dec. 7, 1944
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1967
Quang Tri, Vietnam

Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Singleton served as a Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, Company A, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service at Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, on March 24, 1967. His citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Singleton's company was conducting combat operations when the lead platoon received intense small arms, automatic weapons, rocket, and mortar fire from a well entrenched enemy force. As the company fought its way forward, the extremely heavy enemy fire caused numerous friendly casualties. Sensing the need for early treatment of the wounded, Sgt. Singleton quickly moved from his relatively safe position in the rear of the foremost point of the advance and made numerous trips through the enemy killing zone to move the injured men out of the danger area. Noting that a large part of the enemy fire was coming from a hedgerow, he seized a machinegun and assaulted the key enemy location, delivering devastating fire as he advanced. He forced his way through the hedgerow directly into the enemy strong point. Although he was mortally wounded, his fearless attack killed 8 of the enemy and drove the remainder from the hedgerow. Sgt. Singleton's bold actions completely disorganized the enemy defense and saved the lives of many of his comrades. His daring initiative selfless devotion to duty and indomitable fighting spirit reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps, and his performance upheld the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. (bio by: K) 
 
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 Parents:
  George P Singleton (1919 - 2000)
  Lucy E Singleton (1921 - 2005)
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Singleton Calvery (1941 - 2014)*
  Betty Jean Singleton Burrow (1943 - 2002)*
  Walter Keith Singleton (1944 - 1967)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens
Bartlett
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Masonic Garden, Lot 243, Block C, Space 1
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7861214
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