Honor for a Oklahoma Hero

An Oklahoma Hero has been honored by the State Department of Transportation. Billy Walkabout a Sgt at the time in Vietnam who helped to save the lives of members of his Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol Team on 20 Nov 1968 has been honored by the naming of a section Of Interstate 40 on the East side of Oklahoma city in his honor. The 1 mile section known as the “Ft Smith Junction” has been renamed the Billy B. Walkabout Memorial Highway. Billy was awarded a Distinguished Service award for his actions on that day. In My as well as others opinion He should have been given the Medal Of Honor, but Military Politics prevented it. This latest honor is but a small honor of a true Hero.

Billy Walkabout’s Story

2 Responses to “Honor for a Oklahoma Hero”

  1. Wow. Infantryman, medic, and foward-air controller. Amazing story.

  2. Great story, J.J….. I hope everyone checks out the link in your Post….. Here are a couple of pictures taken in 1968 I copied out of Gary A. Linderer’s book, “The Eyes of the Eagle”…..

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