From a contemporary press report:
Charles William Walson, 85, a retired Army Colonel and member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Bethesda, Maryland, who settled in the Washington area in 1965, died August 15, 2001, at Bethesda Naval Hospital after a stroke. He lived in Bethesda.
Colonel Walson, who was born in Hawaii, was a 1936 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received a master's degree in international relations from George Washington University.
He served as an armored officer in the European and the Southwest Pacific theaters in World War II and in Korea during the Korean War.
He spent much of the rest of his career in intelligence work and was stationed at the Pentagon when he retired from active duty in 1968.
His hobbies included tennis.
His wife of 51 years, Sue Elizabeth Walson, died in 1991.
Survivors include his wife, the former Arvilla Richards, of Bethesda; a daughter by his first marriage, Robin Stull of Dickerson; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
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