PFC Walter Franklin “Walt” Bond

PFC Walter Franklin “Walt” Bond

Birth
Denmark, Houston County, Tennessee, USA
Death 14 Sep 1967 (aged 29)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot C, 0, 357
Military PFC, US ARMY
Memorial ID 385061 · View Source
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Professional baseball player 1960-1967. Played for the Cleveland Indians, Houston Colt .45s, Houston Astros and the Minnesota Twins.

cause of death: Leukemia

Veteran - PFC - US Army
Walter Franklin Bond (October 19, 1937 – September 14, 1967) was an American professional baseball player who appeared in six Major League Baseball seasons between 1960 and 1967 for the Cleveland Indians, Houston Colt .45s/Astros and Minnesota Twins. An outfielder and first baseman, he played the last five seasons of his 11-year professional career after being diagnosed with leukemia while serving in the United States Army[1] in 1962. The disease finally took Bond's life in the closing weeks of the 1967 baseball season — a year during which he had made the Twins' roster coming out of spring training.


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  • Maintained by: Carol Tessein
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 385061
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Walter Franklin “Walt” Bond (19 Oct 1937–14 Sep 1967), Find a Grave Memorial no. 385061, citing Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Carol Tessein (contributor 46853728) .