Donald Ralph Walters
Personnel in Incident:
in action (later declared KIA):
more members of the unit were wounded, but managed to hold off or evade
enemy forces until a Marine unit arrived to help evacuate them.
Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data
from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families,
published sources, interviews. May 2004.
A group of about 20 members of the 507th was ambushed near An Nasiriyah,
Iraq on the fourth day of battle by civilian-clothed Iraqi forces. The
soldiers were supplying the 3rd Infantry Division in its drive to Baghdad
in central Iraq when they took a wrong turn. Broadcast pictures showed the
convoy with a vehicle that appeared to have its tires shot out, another
was overturned. Six vehicles were destroyed according to media reports.
507th, which deployed with the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, is not
considered a combat unit, Defense Department officials said. Made up
mostly of mechanics, the 507th keeps the diesel tanker trucks rolling,
fixes generators and keeps the mechanical parts in good shape. Lynch was a
Some members of the 507th were shown on Iraqi television as prisoners being questioned.
Military Says Oregon Guardsman Was Executed
.....Donald Walters was killed on
March 23, 2003, four days after the first air strikes on Baghdad. Besides
his wife, he left behind a daughter, now 2½, and two older daughters from
his first marriage......
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