Emmett H. Walker, Jr.

Emmett H. Walker, Jr.

Emmett H. Walker, Jr.

Major General (later Lieutenant General) Emmett H. Walker, Jr. graduated from OCS Class Number 327 in May of 1944. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the 95th Infantry Division, Europe. | He subsequently served from October 1945 to March 1946 with the 4th Infantry Division, Camp Butner, North Carolina. General Walker was separated from active service in March of 1946 and then served with the Officer Reserve Corps. In May 1945 he was assigned to the Mississippi Army National Guard. | In January 1951, General Walker returned to active duty with the 31st Infantry Division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and was transferred to the Far Eastern Command, Japan, in October. General Walker returned to the Mississippi Army National Guard in September of 1952 to serve with the 234th Field Artillery Battalion and later with the 932d Field Artillery Battalion with duties as the Assistant S-3, he assumed the duties of S-2 Headquarters, 31st Division in April 1954. In January 1955 he was assigned to the 215th Field Artillery Group with duties as the S-1. General Walker assumed duties as the Battalion Executive Officer, Headquarters, 631st Field Artillery Battalion in March 1956. In May 1959, he returned to the 31st Infantry Division with duties as the Assistant G-4. He then served as Commander, 4th Howitzer Battalion.  He went on to the Six-Hundred and 31st Artillery Group with duty as the Group Commander in February 1968. General Walker held this position until he was assigned Assistant Adjutant General for Army, State of Mississippi. | General Walker's awards and decorations include: the Silver Star; Bronze Star with V Device; Good Conduct Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge with Star.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Major General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1973

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00655