MSG Walter C. "Doc" Washington Jr.
December 06, 1945 - September 26, 2017
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 5:48 PM
Walter was a first class human being and my coworker for twenty years. We sat next to each other for a number of those years and he was very proud of his children. He was a very hard worker for the Bureau of Arch and a good friend to all. He will be greatly missed.
Carol Dittmann (Chicago, IL)
Friday, September 29, 2017 9:11 AM
Walter, I really going to miss you man. You, Steve, J.B.Tony, Ron, Ed Preston and I had some great time at the Bureau of Architectural in Chicago. Man, you were my mentor and gave me the desire to be successful in field of Architecture. Our children were born around the same time. Man, I am really going to miss you. To his children you relly had a great Dad.
Glenn Alford (Orlando, FL)
Friday, September 29, 2017 8:47 AM
God bless your soul and may God look over your family in this sad period. Colonel Doug Mehle, Comanche Six, C/1/44, 1970
Douglas Mehle (Pensacola, FL)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:40 PM
Good bye Doc, you were one of the very best. I last saw you at Mai Loc in 1969, have never forgotten you. Another good man gone too soon. Rest in Peace my Brother.
Rick Liebendorfer (Lock Springs, MO)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:40 PM
I recently learned of the passing of my life-long friend. I would not only like to say thank you for your service to Master Sergeant Walter C. Washington, I would also like to offer my condolences to his family.
I have known Walter my entire life. In fact he would have known me before I knew of him. He attended my parents wedding.
So many firsts in my life can be attributed to this one man who’s influence has helped so many others.
*My first place win in a science fair in grade school
*My first Concert which was also my babysitting experience at Great America (big ups to Camille, by far his most rambunctious kid.) Oddly enough this concert turned out the be the defining moment in my singing career where I looked at the Band performing on stage and said to myself “I’m gonna do that.”
*My first horseback riding experience
Also, it was absolutely hilarious watching him, in the rear view mirror, try to chase me down the street after teaching me how to drive a manual transmission vehicle. (Good times, good times)
I can’t tell what an honor it was for me as a child to witness him walking in formation in the Bud Billiken Day Parade.
Not realizing it then, because he was simply Walter to me. Yet this one man who was an integral part of my life and upbringing influenced and trained so many others that continue to influence and train so many others and that seed continues to grow. It is really quite amazing when you think about it.
His mom Augusta, my aunt Annie and my mom Bobbie, who referred to him as little Walter right up until the end, were all so very proud of him and so was I.
I am so glad that he had been a part of my life.
I honor him, I appreciate him, I love him and I salute him.
Hooah Master Sarge, Hooah!
Rest in Peace, My Friend and Thank You for everything.