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Walton Harris Walker
Basic Information
Born December 3, 1889
Belton, Bell County, Texas
Died December 23, 1950 (aged 61)
South Korea
Cause/death accidental car crash
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Caroline E (1897 - 1985)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance US Flag United States
branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/Service 1912 – 1950
Rank General insignia General

Walton Harris Walker (December 3, 1889 – December 23, 1950)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
[[File:
US Army General Staff Insignia Executive Officer, War Plans Division,
General Staff Corps
August 5, 1937 April 1, 1941
[[File: 36th AIR, 3rd Armored Division Commanding Officer Camp Polk, Louisiana July, 1941
[[File: 3rd Brigade, 3rd Armored Division Commanding General Camp Polk, Louisiana July, 1941 January, 1942
3rd US Armored Division 3rd Armored Division Commanding General Camp Young, California January, 1942 August, 1942
IV Armored Corps IV Armored Corps Commanding General Camp Young, California 5 Sept, 1942 9 Oct, 1943
[[File: Commander, Desert Training Center
(Camp Young, California)
29 Mar, 1943
XX US Corps XX US Corps Commanding General 9 Oct, 1943 May, 1945
8th Service Command Eighth Service Command Commanding General Dallas, Texas 16 Jun, 1945 Jun, 1946
Fifth Army (United States) Fifth US Army Commanding General Chicago, Illinois Jun, 1946 1948
Eighth Army (United States) Eighth US Army Commanding General Honshu, Japan 3 Sept, 1948 1949
[[File: Ground Commander, United Nations Forces 1949 December 23, 1950
Eighth Army (United States) Eighth US Army Commanding General Korea 13 Jul, 1950 December 23, 1950

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet
U.S. Military Academy
June 15, 1907
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
June 12, 1912
O-2
1st Lieutenant Insignia
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
July 1, 1916
O-3
Captain insignia
Captain
US Army Infantry Insignia
May 15, 1917
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
July 1, 1920
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
August 1, 1935
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
May 1, 1942
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General August 1, 1947
O-10
General insignia
General posthumous January 2, 1951
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
June 7, 1918 accepted: June 17, 1918
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
May 6, 1919 accepted: May 7, 1919
Honorable Discharge February 12, 1920
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
February 14, 1941 accepted: February 17, 1941
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General July 10, 1941 accepted: July 16, 1941
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General February 16, 1942
O-9
Lieutenant General insignia
Lieutenant General April 15, 1945

Awards and DecorationsEdit

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Foreign Decorations

Ribbon Name Class Country Issue
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Battles/WarsEdit

World War I World War II

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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