Walton Walker’s dog tags
Career military officer’s first set of dog tags
These dog tags were worn by career military officer Walton Harris Walker (1889–1950), a native of Belton and a 1912 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During WWI, Walker served in France and fought during the Allied invasion at St. Mihiel (September 12–16, 1918). He remained with the Army of Occupation in Germany until 1919.
Walker attained the rank of major-general by WWII and lieutenant general by 1948. In Korea he was named Commander of the United Nations forces by General Douglas MacArthur. General Walker died in an automobile accident while on active duty in Korea in December 1950.
Courtesy Elliot and Heather Goldman, Fort Worth
Time Period: 1866 - 1936
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