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army officer.

Nelson Macy Walker, American army officer. Awarded Purple Heart.

Background

Walker, Nelson Macy was born on September 27, 1891 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Elliot and Alice (Macy) Walker.

Education

Educated Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1923-1924. Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavensworth, Kansas, 1928-1930. Army War College, Washington, D C., 1932-1933.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant Infantry, 1917, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, September 1942. With 47th Infantry France, as regimental signal officer, 1918. Aide de camp to General Hines, Camp Jackson, South Carolina., 1920.

Assigned to 30th Infantry at Presidio, San Francisco, 1930-1932. Operations and Training Division, G-3, 1933-1937. Office of Chief of Infantry, Washington, District of Columbia, 1937.

Plans and training officer, 15th Infantry, Tientsin, China, 1937-1938. Professor military tactics and science, Manlius School, Manlius, New York, 1938-1940. Operations and Training Division, G-3, War Department General Staff, Washington, District of Columbia, 1940-1942.

Headquarters, army ground forces, Washington, District of Columbia, 1942. Assigned to 84th Infantry Division, August 1942.

Connections

Married Doris Katherine Wyke, June 21, 1921. Children: Perrin, Nancy Ann (twins).

father:
Elliot Walker

mother:
Alice (Macy) Walker

spouse:
Doris Katherine Wyke

children:
Perrin Walker

Nancy Ann Walker (twins)