This citation for Paki Walters' Military Medal is reproduced from the April 1990 NZ 28 Maori Battalion Golden Jubilee Reunion booklet:
39497 Sergeant P. Walters M.M.
During the attack on Point 209 on 26 March, 1943, Sgt WALTERS was in charge of a section of carriers whose task it was to give protection to the right flank. He executed this duty in a most aggressive manner engaging all and sundry that showed any sign of movement and operating from well out on the flank. It was not until the Battalion had fully completed its consolidation that he reported back, by which time it was well after dark. Sgt WALTERS again played a telling part during the Battalion attack on Point 209 proper on 27 March, 1943, The Infantry had been pinned to the ground by heavy resistance from Point 209. It was decided to call in the carriers to give support to the attack. Sgt WALTERS operation, from a flank, used his carriers with such dash and determination that it was evident his boldness completely disorganised the enemy. The enemy garrison of Point 209 amounting to over two hundred Germans surrendered.