Thomas Walker Jr. – Veteran’s Day

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    Thomas Walker Jr., better known as T,  was born on August 25th, 1926. He was born and raised mainly in Winnebago, NE and a bit of Iowa. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942, serving in World War II. He was honorably discharged on January 10th,1946. He was stationed mainly in the South Pacific. He was also a charter member of the Winnebago Veteran’s Association and American Legion Post 363 in Winnebago.

    World War II involved 16 million American people serving in the war. 405,399 were killed and 671,278 were wounded. Over 2 million Japanese troops died in the fighting. The war was started by Germany in an unprovoked attack in Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany after Hitler  refused to abort his invasion of Poland. Most of the action that  occurred were in sections on the globe but was mainly been in  Europe, East Asia, and islands in the Pacific Ocean. 

    Thomas Walker was my great grandfather. He was active in youth sports development and coached baseball and softball to many boys and girls. He was also an active ball player who retired at age 65. He owned a house in Winnebago with his wife Alyce Bigfire and his kids Richard, Michael, Garette, Lewellyn, and Twila. He’s important to our family because he served in an active war and still came back safe. For that we are grateful to represent him and his family.