50th Anniversary Stamp
on this stamp, taken by John W. Alli of Catonsville, Md., shows the
statues at the Korean War Veterans Memorial shrouded in heavy snow. Alli
took this photograph just before dawn during a snowstorm in Washington,
D.C., in January 1996. He intended the photograph to be a retirement gift
for his father, William, who is a Korean War veteran. Richard Sheaff of
Scottsdale, Ariz., designed the stamp.
Walton H. Walker
Born at Belton,
Texas, December 3, 1889. General, US Army. Died December 23, 1950 in
Korea. USMA Class of 1912. General Walker was a highly decorated veteran
of World War I and World War II.
In Korea he
commanded 8th Army until his death in an automobile accident on December
23, 1950. For his leadership and valor, General Walker was awarded the
Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Distinguished
Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Silver Star with 2 Oak Leaf
Clusters, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Flying
Cross, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Commendation
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Texas Korean War Veterans Memorial
memorial is dedicated to the more than 289,000 Texans who served in the
Korean War and incorporates the names of the 1,723 Texans either killed in
action or missing in action. It is located on the northwest corner of the
Texas State Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas.
Photo from Truman
General Walton Walker, Commander of the Eighth Army, discusses operations along the Kum River
line with his staff on July 14, 1950,
the day after he established his headquarters at Taegu.
D.M. Giangreco, War in Korea: 1950-1953 (Presidio Press).