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Warchief
06-04-2017, 19:45
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.

PRB
06-04-2017, 20:05
RIP SGM....he has a legacy, and a living one that far outpaces his own years.
Soldiers do.

Agoge2
06-04-2017, 21:45
Rest In Peace, Warrior and thank you for your service!

Rogue
06-05-2017, 17:09
Rest in Peace.

SF_BHT
06-05-2017, 22:54
Rest in Peace Walt

Old Dog New Trick
06-06-2017, 04:12
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.

DOL - First In Asia.

JJ_BPK
06-06-2017, 05:11
RIP SGM, Vaya con Dios
My deepest condolences to the family and friends.

mcarey
06-12-2017, 13:39
A true warrior and one of the best SF mentors ever!

RIP Walt!

All the best to his family.

doctom54
06-12-2017, 17:30
He was one of my instructors at the old GL. A damn fine medic.

RIP SGM

doctom54
06-12-2017, 18:05
double

Rennaker
06-13-2017, 12:53
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.

Chairborne64
06-14-2017, 12:40
Rest in Peace.