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Walton Harris Walker, American army officer. Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).; Club: Army-Navy Country (Washington).


Walker, Walton Harris was born on December 3, 1889 in Belton, Texas, United States. Son of Sam Sims and May Lydia (Harris) Walker.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1912. Graduate Field Artillery School, 1920, Infantry School, 1923, Command and General staff schedul, 1926, Army War College, 1936.


1 son, Sam Sims. Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1912, advanced through ranks to major general, 1942. Participated in Vera Cruz, Mexico, expedition, 1914. With American Expeditionary Forces, 1918-1919, engaged in Saint Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns.

Served in China, 1930-1933. Major general commanding IV Armored Corps, September 1942-October 1943. Commanding XX Corps, 1943-1945.

European Theater of Operations, 1944-1945. Promoted Lieutenant general April 1945. Commanding general Sixth Service Command, 1946.

Commanding general Fifth Army, 1946-1948. Commanding general of Eighth Army in Japan since 1948. Participated in Normandy, France and Germany campaigns.


Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner). Club: Army-Navy Country (Washington).


Married Caroline Victoria Emerson, March 18, 1924.

Sam Sims Walker

May Lydia (Harris) Walker

Caroline Victoria Emerson