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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 19/01/1866 Patriot, Indiana.  d. 09/11/1953 San Antonio, Texas.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/12/1891 Fort Langhorne, Texas.

 

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Walker enlisted in the Army in 1884 and was discharged in 1889. He immediately reenlisted and served in Co. C Third U.S. Cavalry. On December 30, 1891 while alone on patrol he fired on three armed Mexicans killing one of their horses. While the men escaped they left papers including a proclamation of revolution. For this he was awarded the Medal of Honor. He later was promoted to 1st lieutenant in the Philippine Scouts during the Philippine Insurrection. Here was was awarded the silver star and was again promoted this time to captain. After retiring from the military in 1911 he continued service to his country by becoming a deputy U.S. marshal in 1914 and eventually becoming marshal of the southern district of Texas.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

While carrying dispatches, he attacked a party of three armed men and secured papers valuable to the United States.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CALVARY CATHOLIC CEMETERY, LAREDO, TEXAS.

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Allen Walker

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