Pfc Francis John Walker

Male 1929 - 1952  (23 years)


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  • Name Francis John Walker 
    Title Pfc 
    Born 1929  Minersville, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1951 
    Korean War (US)
    US Army - Infantry
    23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
    Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 7, 1952.
    He 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 Medal. 
    Died 7 Nov 1952  North Korea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Chales Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Pottsville Republican Tuesday, December 23, 1952, page 16 is as follows:
      Body of Minersville Boy Coming From Korea
      The body of Pfc. F. Jack Walker 23, Minersville soldier who lost his life in Korea, November 7, left Japan on December 15 and is expect to arrive at the San Francisco Port of Embarkation shortly, according to word received from the Defense Department by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walker, 205 Front St.
      He will be brought to his home town for funeral services and burial.
      Jack was the well known star lineman on the Minersville High School football squad, and graduated in 1947.
    Person ID I38897  OurNorthernRoots | Rebecca Walker Ancestry
    Last Modified 22 May 2014 

    Father Joseph Shone Walker,   b. 21 Jan 1899, Marcy, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1958, Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Frances Snyder,   b. ca 1903, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married ca 1920 
    Family ID F13809  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1929 - Minersville, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Nov 1952 - North Korea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chales Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1946 Minersville Varsity Football
    1946 Minersville Varsity Football
    1947 Minersville High School Varsity Football
    1947 Minersville High School Varsity Football