Herbert Lee Wall

February 26, 1925 to March 6, 2018

PRC Herbert Lee Francis Wall


Orphaned at about 5 years old during the Great Depression, escaped from the orphanage and was on his own for yrs.

With the help of a kindhearted family, he went to school then joined the Navy in 1943.  Fought in WW2, Korea and multiple tours in Vietnam.

Joined the elite Navy SEAL Team ONE during the Vietnam War.  Executed countless missions.  Honorably discharged 1972 due to a parachute accident.

Was married x3.  Stated the wars were easier.

Worked hard and eventually lived as a cattle rancher with wife, Rose.

Loved animals and was so tenderhearted, he allowed legions of stray cats, antelope and deer free reign of the ranch in company with the Long horn cattle.  He fed them all.

Taught his daughters the fine art of sarcasm/how to talk to dumb-asses; how to see the twisted, ridiculous goofiness in life and to suck it up and get through it; know when to kick butts and take names; survival in the wilderness and urban settings, and ALWAYS watch your 6.

He loved the outdoors, engaged life and lived it how he wanted to.

Worked hard, could fix or build about anything, and would help friends and neighbors when asked.

He is survived by all 3 wives, 3 daughters, a step-daughter and their respective families/large villages of descendants.

He is already greatly missed.


Instead of sending flowers etc, please donate to the

Natl Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

3300 N. A1A

Ft. Pierce, FL



  • Date: March 19, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: Miramar National Cemetery
  • Address: 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego, CA 92122
  • Directions: Miramar National Cemetery

I am John Wall's youngest daughter.I am Jim Wall's sister.I recently asked John,Jim's son,if he could help me remember daddy's brothers and sisters names.He told me about Hurbert Lee today and that is the first I knew of his recent passing.I am very sorry for your loss and very grateful for his lifetime of service to our country.I am honored to have been related to an American hero.I gave my daughter's email address.She is a school teacher and very active in veteran appreciation activities.I am proud to see a picture.I only saw one when my daddy was very young.Thank you for your time and again,very sorry for your loss.

Pam Wall Wooten on May 06, 2018

Dear Melissa and Family, I am very grateful for your fathers extraordinary service to our country. I’m sorry for you loss. May your fondest memories comfort you in the months ahead. Sincerely, Ellen

Ellen on March 16, 2018

Melissa, I'm so sorry about your dad. May you always keep wonderful memories close to your heart

Julie Luckey on March 15, 2018

I have so many good memories of you and the times that Art & i got to spend with you & Rose. I probably will always remember you wearing the big black cowboy hat. You were a great brother-in-law. I'm sorry we never got down to see your longhorn cattle. See you someday.Love Gloria

Gloria Bellis on March 13, 2018

My heart goes out to you. Cherish the memories. Love, Scottie

Scottie Schultz on March 13, 2018

Very nice obituary, sorry for your loss.

Leslie on March 13, 2018

Karen I’m very sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family

Mary Hart on March 13, 2018

What an awesome man! My best memory of Lee was the day Tom and I stood up for him and A. Rose the day they married. I stood in for my Mother. It was the coldest day here in Colorado but what great memories I have of him all of them great. He will be missed. Marilyn Todd

Marilyn Todd on March 13, 2018

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and Hugs

Glen & Gloria Bellis on March 13, 2018

I’m so sorry for all that lost Lee.

Mia on March 13, 2018

Thank you for your service in the U.S.Navy to keep us safe at home and free. You were truly an amazing man and we can’t even begin to imagine the things you went through as a Navy Seal and 3 wars. We use to ask about the things you did and places you went and you would tell us that you’d have to kill us after you told us, so we passed...never mind!! LOL!! It was our pleasure and hearts desire to bring you and mom here to live with us and make sure you got the care and help you needed. We promise you we will take good care of MomRose for you. RIP Chief, see you in Heaven one day! DEEPLY MISSED LONG STORY SHORT Love, Karen and David

David & Karen on March 13, 2018

I regrets I didn't got the chance to meet you, but I know from getting to know your daughter Melissa, that you did a great job as a dad ,I want to thank you for your service, and for making UNITED states a free country ,rest in peace dear man.

Leor Glik Zbeda on March 12, 2018