Expert-Nation.com Global Expert Network, and its affiliate entities, SamWaltz.com Strategic Capital & Business Counsel and CECON.com Science, Engineering & Technical Network are a Vietnam-era US Army Veteran-owned company.
Samuel L Waltz Jr, company principal, served in US Army CounterIntelligence via the 109th Military Intelligence Group during his 1967-70 enlistment. Government dates the Vietnam War-era as roughly 1960 to the fall of Saigon 30 April 1975.
During that period, approximately 10.5 million Americans served in the US Military, about 3.5 million of them serving in SouthEast Asia.
A native of an Illinois farm, and a 1965 graduate of a local rural high school, Waltz was an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the War in Vietnam sharply escalated in 1967. “In our family, when your country goes to war, you go to war,” says Waltz, whose father fought in World War II in North Africa and Europe, and whose brothers also served in the 1950s and 1960s.
Waltz volunteered at Labor Day 1967, and was inducted in November, fully expecting to be sent to serve in Vietnam, where intel-trained soldiers often served in Combat Intelligence. His basic training was at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, with advanced training at Fort Holabird, Baltimore, Maryland, and additional training at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, where he joined the headquarters of the 109th Military Intelligence Group in March 1968.
At Labor Day 1968, he was assigned to support the 109th Mission at its Philadelphia Region II office, serving Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. Mission of the 109th s field offices largely was Personnel Security Investigations (PSIs), CounterIntelligence Gathering, and Incident Reporting, as well as coordination with local law enforcement, particularly during the exacerbated times of civil disobedience.
After his discharge at Labor Day 1970, Waltz returned to both full-time employment as a journalist for the Champaign-Urbana Courier and full-time as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois, where he was inducted into Chi Gamma Iota (XGI), its honorary service fraternity for US Military Veterans.
He has continued to be active in Veterans’ causes, and to mentor Veterans, including Combat Veterans. Waltz was a head table guest in December 2019 at AmeriStrong.com, an organization that honors living Medal of Honor recipients, where he had lunch with two Medal of Honor honorees.