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UNK Harris Walker

Harris Walker
Hometown (Last School)
Maysville, KY
September 7, 1917

Obituary – Harris C. Walker dies at hospital, Mason County Ledger Independent (April 10, 1973)

Harris Collins Walker, 55, co-owner of the Maysville Stock Yards and one of the most decorated officers serving in World War II, died at 8:55 p.m. Monday at Hayswood Hospital. He was a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Army who served with distinction not only during the second World War but was stationed in Japan during the Korean conflict.

Death resulted from a throat malignancy from which he had suffered for a year.

Mr. Walker, who twice received the Croix de Guerre from the French Army during the World War II conflict, repeatedly wa decorated for bravery. He had made the Army his career after the war until the past ten years.

He was born in Lewis County Sept. 7, 1917, elder of the two sons of the late Henry Means Walker and Barbara Cook Walker. Mr. Walker twice was married, first to Miss Louise Breslin, whose death occurred in March of 1965, and to this union three children were born. Earlier this year he was married to Mrs. Christine Applegate, who survives.

Mr. Walker was educated in the Maysville schools, at Columbia Military Academy and was graduated from the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving in addition to his widow are a son and two daughters. Harris C. Walker Jr., currently at home, Miss Barbara Walker of Maysville and Miss Mary Eileen Walker student at the Brown County Ursulines

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