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Maj JP "Pete" Walker
Birth: May 24, 1916
Cottle County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1983
Colorado, USA

JP was the youngest of 10 children and grew up on his family's farm in Texas. He dropped out of high school during his junior year to travel the country, ending up at Fort Logan, CO. where he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a medic. He was then assigned to Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center where he had various duties from attending patients in the TB ward, to assisting in surgery.
During WW2 he was a combat medic with the Tenth US Army seeing action in Guadalcanal, Guam, the Philippines, Saipan, and Okinawa where he stayed for two years after the War ended until 1947.
After the War he received his high school GED, attended the University of Maryland, and then went on to graduate from Officers Candidate School (OCS), becoming a commissioned officer.
At the outbreak of the War in Korea, Lt. Walker was a member of the 2nd Infantry Division acting as commander of a fleet of ambulances coupled with medical supply. While in Korea he was part of a group of medics and ambulance drivers on a rescue mission of stranded US soldiers only to discover that they were behind enemy lines at the 38th Parallel. Over the course of 3 days, traveling only at night while hiding during daylight, he managed to return to his own camp discovering then that he was the only one to make it back alive.
JP retired from the Army as a Major in 1959 having earned the Bronze Star, the World War 2 Victory Medal among others. He then moved to Denver, CO. where he worked until retirement at Denver General Hospital in the medical supply department. He died in 1983 and was buried at Ft. Logan National Cemetery with full military honors. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Andrew Walker (1869 - 1954)
  Jessie Cleo Moore Walker (1872 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  Verna Vivian Hobbs Walker (1915 - 2004)*
 
 Children:
  Jan Page Walker (____ - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Franklin Columbus Walker (1893 - 1969)*
  William Clarence Walker (1897 - 1960)*
  Claudia Bailey (1903 - 1996)*
  Jesse Hubert Walker (1906 - 1975)*
  JP Walker (1916 - 1983)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
MAJ
US Army
World War II
Korea

MAJ, US ARMY
 
Burial:
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: T, 0, 2122
 
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Record added: Feb 26, 2000
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God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jul. 8, 2014
God bless you on Independence Day (early), and thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
God bless you on your Birthday (US Army's 239th Birthday, belated). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jun. 19, 2014
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