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Arthur Richard Walk
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Born April 11, 1895 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Arthur Riichard Walk graduated from Lafayette College, Pennsylvania in 1917, entered the Army with a Reserve Commission in August 1917.

Commissioned in the Regular Army in October 1917 attained promotions through the ranks and attained the rank of Brigadier General October 3, 1950.

Served with the 3d Division in World War I where he earned six battle stars and the temporary rank of Captain.

He was a graduate of the following Army schools: Infantry, Command and General Staff School, and the Army War College.

At the outbreak of World War II he was serving as an instructor at the Command and General Staff School, and in September 1942, became Commanding Officer of the 370th Regimental Combat Team of the 92d Division.

Next he was Chief of Staff of the 37th Infantry Division in Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Bouganville and the Phillipine Islands from March 1943 to August 1945 with the exception of two months when he served as Commanding Officer of the 148th Infantry at Luzon.

August 1945 named Assistant Division Commander  of the 6th Infantry in the Phillipines and later moved to Korea with the unit. Returned to the US in September 1946 and assigned to HQ, Army Ground Force, Washington, D.C. Became Chief of Staff, 5th Armored Division at Camp Chafee, Arkansas in July 1948, and in October 1949 named Commanding Officer of that unit. An assignment as professor of military science  and tactics at Pennsylvania State College followed in December 1949.

December 1950 named Commanding General of Task Force 3.2 of Operation Greenhouse at Eniwetoc in the Marshall Islands until June 10, 1951.  Served as Assistant Division Commanding Officer, 3rd Division under General Williamson. July 7, 1951 assigned to 3d Armored Division as Commanding General.

Awards include Silver Star  with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, and two Army Commendation Medals.


WALK, ARTHUR RICHARD
B GEN USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/11/1895
DATE OF DEATH: 04/19/1953
BURIED AT: SECTION 9  SITE 5998
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

WALK, ELSIE ROBERTS W/O ARTHUR RICHARD
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/29/1892
DATE OF DEATH: 04/22/1955
BURIED AT: SECTION 9  SITE 5997
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 14 May 2005
Silver Star Medal - 3 Awards
 
 

Legion on Merit - 2 Awards
 

Bronze Star Medal - 2 Awards