Old 06-04-2017, 18:45   #1
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SGM Walt Hetzler

SGM (ret) Walter Hetzler passed on a June 2nd after a long time battle with cancer. Walt was a legend in the SF community. He was a Distinguished Member of the Regiment. He was an instructor and mentor to many who attend SF medical training in the 70s and 80s. He served in a variety of SF units and positions. Walt cast a giant shadow which covered and protected many us. We followed behind him tripping over his huge footprints as we tried to follow his lesson and example. I know he is sitting at the head table in the halls of Valhalla waiting to welcome and care for all the Warrior brothers when they cross to the other side.
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Old 06-04-2017, 19:05   #2
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RIP SGM....he has a legacy, and a living one that far outpaces his own years.
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Old 06-04-2017, 20:45   #3
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Old 06-05-2017, 16:09   #4
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Old 06-05-2017, 21:54   #5
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:12   #6
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Rest In Peace Walt. They broke the mold after you got back from Vietnam. Really glad I had the opportunity to know and learn from you. May your family and yourself finally find peace.

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Old 06-06-2017, 04:11   #7
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RIP SGM, Vaya con Dios
My deepest condolences to the family and friends.
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:39   #8
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A true warrior and one of the best SF mentors ever!

RIP Walt!

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Old 06-12-2017, 16:30   #9
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He was one of my instructors at the old GL. A damn fine medic.

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Old 06-12-2017, 17:05   #10
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:53   #11
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Rest in Peace, Walt.

Too many memories from him flirting with my wife (which she enjoyed) to field, to site survey where I got gut-punched by him in an airport . Plus alot more. A true giant in the community.

Going to be greatly missed.
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:40   #12
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