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John Walker is a member of the “Greatest Generation.” The term, popularized by famed newsman and author Tom Brokaw, refers to Americans who were raised during the Great Depression and fought World War II from home and on the front lines. In his book, The Greatest Generation (1998) Brokaw wrote "this is the greatest generation any society has produced."

Like most veterans his age, Walker didn’t become a solider to seek fame or fortune. He went off to defend his country simply because it was the right thing to do.

As a mortar gunner and later sergeant squad leader of a 60-millimeter mortar squad, 21-year-old Walker and the other young soldiers in his squad were shipped to Europe among three company rifle platoons in their efforts to defeat the Germans. (Note: As part of his duties, Walker carried the 45-pound, 60 millimeter mortar, which looks like a tripod cannon).

 

John Walker: Abstract | Full Story | Images and Artifacts

 


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