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Walton H. Walker

Major general, Eighth Army, 1949-1950.

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b. 1889 - d. December 22, 1950

Walton H. Walker served as Major General of the U.S. Eighth Army 1949-1950. Walker is credited with helping to turn the North Korean tide in the initial stages of the war, and to successfully keep the Eighth Army from being overrun.

Commander, 3rd Armored Division, 1942-1945; Major general, Eighth Army, 1949-1950