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First Name: John

Last Name: Walker

Birthplace: TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Middle Name: Thaddeus

Date of Birth: 15 September 1893

Date of Death: 22 February 1955

Rank: Lieutenant General

Years Served:
John Thaddeus Walker

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


John Thaddeus Walker
Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps

John Thaddeus Walker was born on 15 September 1893 in Texas. The Texas native entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1917 from Texas A&M College.

Walker, who was Commandant of the San Diego Marine Recruit Depot at the time of his retirement, held the Navy Cross for gallantry in leading the 22nd Regiment in the assault of Eniwetok in World War II.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant General John Thaddeus Walker died on 22 February 1955 at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA. He was 61. He is interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, in San Diego.

The Dallas Morning News
Tuesday, 1 March 1955

Honoree ID: 3370   Created by: MHOH




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