Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service Number 25318050
Killed in Action
Died January 9, 1952 in Korea
Ross Walker, 19, was killed in Korea, his parents, Rev. and
Mrs. Leonard Walker, have been informed.
Private Walker went to Korea Sept. 20, 1951.
first enlisted in the National Guard at Etowah. Then he served in the infantry at Fort Devens,
Mass., and Pine Camp, NY.
was the youngest child of the family.
Besides his parents, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Deyton of Greenville, SC, and Mrs. Earl Hooper of
Tellico Plains; three brothers, Woodrow of Franklin, NC, L. T. of Detroit, Mich,
and J.C. of Blackville, SC;
two grandmothers, Mrs. Viola Walker of Gastonia, SC
and Mrs. Nell Lee of Tellico Plains.
First Class Walker was a Browning Automatic Rifleman with the 3rd
Platoon, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action by a
sniper while on patrol near "Heartbreak Ridge", North Korea
on January 9, 1952. Private First Class Walker was awarded the Purple
Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the
United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the
Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service