Walter L. Seawright

Date of Birth: 07/28/1947
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: West Philadelphia High School
Street: Pine Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 06/06/1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 27
Panel Row: 10

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Seawright was engaged when he left for Vietnam, and wore a gold wedding band on a chain around his neck throughout the war. The 1967 West Philadelphia High School graduate had enlisted in the Marine Corps on August 1967. The rifleman was assigned to Company E of the 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, in Vietnam. Seawright died on June 6, 1968, Il days before his 19th birth-day, while on patrol in Quang Tri Province. The private first class was survived by his parents, a brother and two sisters.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial