Walker, Walton Harris, 1889-1950

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Birth 1889-12-03
Death 1950-12-23
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Walton Harris Walker (b. Dec. 3, 1889, Belton, Tex.-d. Dec. 23, 1950, Korea), General in the U.S. Army, was commissioned in the infantry when graduated from West Point in 1912. He served in the occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico and with the 13th Machine Gun Battalion, 5th Division, in the American Expeditionary Force. He also served with the 15th Infantry in China from 1930 to 1933. During World War II, he was commanding general of the 3rd Armored Division and IV Armored Corps (renamed the XX Corps), an element of General Patton's 3rd Army. He was later commander of the 8th Service Command and of the 5th Army. During the early months of the Korean War he commanded the 8th Army and was killed in a jeep accident while serving in Korea and posthumously promotion to General in 1951.

From the description of Walker, Walton Harris, 1889-1950 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10573588

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