William George Walker – Brigadier General, United States Army

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William George Walker was born on 28 June 1890.  During his military career, he served on the Mexican Border with General John J. Pershing, in World War I and in World War II. General died on 31 December 1974 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.


Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:

Brigadier General William George Walker

Born June 28, 1890 in New York City
Died December 31, 1974

  • Enlisted service in the Minnesota National Guard 1912-17
  • Commissioned Second Lieutenant (Army of the United States) 1917
  • Commissioned Second Lieutenant (United States Army) 1920
  • Brigadier General 1943
  • Served with 27th Infantry Regiment, Hawaii 1925-28
  • Professor (Military Science & Tactics), University of Minnesota 1928-31
  • Student, Command & General Staff School 1934-35
  • Student, Army War College 1937-38
  • Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence Plans & Training) I Corps Area 1938-41
  • Assistant to Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence), Army Ground Forces 1941-42
  • Assistant Chief of Staff (Supply), Army Ground Forces 1942-43
  • Member, Joint Munitions Allocation Committee 1943-44
  • Served with Headquarters, US Army Pacific 1945-46
  • Retired August 1946
  • Legion of Merit

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