CPT Waldron "Walt" W. Duncan was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/19/2016 at the age of 77.3
Fort Worth, TX
Date of Birth 10/11/1938
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 15 TC 1 CAV in 66-67
This information was provided by daughter, Pat Richardson

More detail on this person: Waldron "Walt" Wright Duncan, 77, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Fort Worth after a brief illness and one heck of a life. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at Electric Cowboy, 8740 Camp Bowie West, Fort Worth. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Humane Society of North Texas, American Cancer Society , the USO or a charity of choice . Walt was born Oct. 11, 1938, in Kensington, Pa. He was raised in Kittanning, Pa., by his mother, Sara Zimmerman, and stepfather, Earl Zimmerman. Walt graduated from Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1960. During his college years, he was the director of entertainment as a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. This position served him well in his later role in life. On March 6, 1961, Walt enlisted in the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of captain. He served as a fixed-wing pilot in Korea as well as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. During his military career, he received the following medals and commendations: Army Aviator Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Commendation Medal, Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star and two Overseas Bars. Walt was honorably discharged from the Army on May 12, 1968. Upon completion of his military service, he settled in Fort Worth, becoming a legendary nightclub and gentlemen's cabaret proprietor. His many ventures included Phase III, I Gotcha, Speak Easy, Rawhide, Quickdraw I and II, Bumpers, Dynasty, Camp Bowie Cruising Club, Cowtown Country, Wrangler's, Oasis, Big Dogs, Underground, Illusions Cabaret, Pin Ups Cabaret, BT's Cabaret, Gizmos Disco, The Score Sports Bar, Blind Horse Saloon and Stars Cabaret. Walt was a great man who loved a good conversation and a good laugh and had a wicked sense of humor and unmatched loyalty. He is now and will forever be missed by those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sara and Earl Zimmerman; and his loving companion, Edna Lacey. Survivors: Sheldon Scott, Cheril Lacey Thomas and Wendy Lacey.

Published in Star-Telegram on Feb. 3, 2016

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