Rattler/Firebird Association

Walter David Romero

Name Walter David Romero
Rank/Grade 1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve
Age 23
Marital Status Married
Race Caucasian
Gender Male
Date of Birth Jan 31, 1946
From Tulsa, Oklahoma
Length of Service 1 year
Tour Began Aug 27, 1969
Casualty Date Nov 15, 1969
Hostile/Non-Hostile   HOSTILE
Body Recovered Yes
Religion Presbyterian

Vietnam Memorial


Panel 16W - - Line 82
Walter David Romero

Visitor Comments

Posted by:John M. Rankin
Date:Tuesday, May 6, 2003 11:00 PM UTC
From:Elgin S.C.
Comments:My son John R.Rankin was on the flight with W.D. Romero when their aircraft was shot down. John became a casualty just after the craft crashed landed. I have been told that David Romero became a casualty later, on the same mission.

I would like to get in touch with Mr. Romero's family if that can be arranged, providing they are willing.

I have had the pleasure of meeting WO Ed Gwynn, the pilot of the Huey when they were shot down. We talked about the fatal mission and it was gratifying to me to know what actually happened on that flight which was completely different from the story the army told me.

I have attended the last two reunions and have met about twenty other men that had served with my son. I cannot tell you how much meeting these men has ment to me.

I feel that if David Romero's family could be located, they may wish to attend the next reunion and meet his buddies as I have. John's mother, Patricia,attended the last reunion in St. Louis with one of her sons from her new husband.

They, my wife Nell and I spent some rememborable time together.

We all are looking forward to the reunion in D.C. next year.

Posted by:beverly rudiger
Date:Monday, March 29, 2010 8:11 PM UTC
From:wynnewood oklahoma
Comments:March 29,2010 I just had a telephone visit with John M. Rankin, father of John R. Rankin almost 7 years after he posted a request to contact family members of Walter David Romero.


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