Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Kari Hould
PCN Correspondent 

More than a name on a wall


October 7, 2020

Phillips County Gold Star Mother Mae Walsh.

On the Memorial Wall in Washington, DC on the VVM Wall, Panel 31w, Line 61, one will find the name "WALSH, TRUMAN J. and February 25, 1969, is a day Mae Walsh will never forget. It was on that day that her son, Truman, age 20, died in combat fire in VietNam. Truman had been drafted into the US Army on November 22 of 1968 from his home at Zortman and died 3 months and 3 days after his entry date.

Mae Walsh, Truman's mother, is a Gold Star Mother, which is defined as any woman who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident that has lost a son or daughter in active service in the U.S. military (rega...

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