Private First Class Daniel Edgar Walden was born on February 8, 1945, and was originally from Jellico, Tennessee. He served his country in the Vietnam War in the United States Army, as an infantryman in C Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. His tour in Vietnam began on March 5, 1966. A little over a month later, on April 11, 1966, he was killed under hostile conditions in Phuoc Tuy province, South Vietnam; he was 21 years old at the time. PFC Walden is buried at Douglas Cemetery in Oswego, Tennessee, and is memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 6E, Line 104.
The following is an online tribute for left PFC Walden:
Danny Walden and I were in the same graduating class of Jellico High School. Danny was a very quiet boy from a very good family. I remember him driving this old Nash Rambler, which was green and white. I wish I could see him drive it today. He was so proud of that car. He was very proud of his country.
Posted by: Emma Jean (Weaver) Morris
Sunday, November 15, 1998
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