John Walker's name is mentioned at wikipedia.com at search for body http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caleb_Blood_Smith
Here is a link to look at pictures of Hazard, Ky from Goldie Combs
Here is another place to find John Walker
A new web page to visit.
I have pictures of the John Walker farm and original WWII letters (Not transcribed ones) on Shutterfly.com
link is below. ( On the right side, click on view album, or see all 358 pictures and click on "slide show" and it will show you all the pictures)
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Caleb Blood Smith (President Lincolns former cabinet
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More stories about John Walker with the links are below. I change pictures and stories on my website all the time. If you have a picture you'd like to see ask me and I will put it up for you.
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My grandmother made the quilt hanging behind them in this picture: the little hexagons are no larger than a nickel. She sewed each one by hand with the tiniest of stiches. She also hand-quilted every inch herself with the same tiny stitching. She gave this quilt to my mother JoAnne Walker-Long, in 1990
This is a picture of John and Winnie Walker’s store in the 1950’s in Connersville, Indiana. Louise and Margaret Walker are John’s two youngest daughters.
In my new book I also tell the story of Caleb Blood Smith to read
another very long (20+ pages) excerpt version of that story click on
To see trail letters of John Walkers correspondence click on link below.
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Poem about John Walker
A quiet and a humble man,
Who lives by principal and makes his stan'
One who lives at peace with God
And with mankind upon this sod.
Seeing that this world is fair,
Created by him who reigns up there.
That man should love and be as a brother,
As our lodge should treat each other.
Here is on that likes the tree,
The flower and mountain or raging sea.
One who knows God made it all--
And walks with him, lest he fall.
Johnny loves the mountain trail
And walks in sun or freezing hail
Along the high and windy ledges,
or through the leafy, flowering hedges.
He's hiked the Appalachian Range,
And seen the beauty and wonder strange
Of the hand of "the greatest architect of all"
That spoke into being this terrestrial ball.
He loves the creation which God has given,
From sun drenched peak to clear streams driven
But his fellow man--"the master stroke"
Johnny loves the most--if rich or broke.
Harry Truman, a fellow brother.
Set the example as did no other.
Johnny saw a natural leader
and followed him as an avid reader.
His books and articles and political notes
walker collected and complied the votes.
Now our country sees this, his friend,
"As one of the greatest"--the war to end.
Johnny serves as Master here
and like "ol Harry our ship did steer.
Along with the knowledge and example rare,
He led the lodge to do it's share.
Yes, Johnny speaks in softened tone
To Masonic Men who stand alone
For what is right and good and kind
And all who seek that light to find.
Let each of us that"meet on the square"
Be ready and willing like "Walker" to share--
Of that which God has given to you.
Be that which you give a few.
Written for Johnny Walker by Dale Benedict
a brother from Kilwinng Lodge # 356 F&AM
Cincinnati,Ohio May 12, 1985
I have an update I have a blog now, (June 23, 2008) I now have a Walker the Walker blog http://walkerthewalker.blogspot.com/
John Walker's WWII medals
Other stories and pictures
of John Walker
www.wikipedia.com (type in Caleb Blood Smith) scroll down
to search for body. Here is the link for that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caleb_Smith
Herald Times (http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/soldiers/walker.php)
My daughter, Jennifer and I wrote and contributed the story of John Walker’s
life in WWII- A Time for Heroes, and it’s found on line
at Amazon.com at this link -
John Walker is on page 77-79 This book was completed
under the instruction of Jeffrey Rudkin, a teacher at Batchelor
Middle School in Bloomington, Indiana.
Cynthia Long- Clarke has entered her grandfather in the Library of
Congress, American Folk life Center, Veterans History Project
type in, Johnny Waynefield Walker, III (you may find two on
Cynthia has also entered his name online at the WWII Memorial.
www.wwiimemorial.com but you can find him at the link below
Type in Walker under search registry, and
make sure you have entered Hazard, KY
Recent Submissions about John Walker to Kentucky Explorer,
73rd Wedding Anniversary of John & Winnie,
More pictures of the Walker Farm Below. I'm always adding and changing things around.
Walkers of Eastern Kentucky
On 8 August, 2007
September 2007, WFYI stories of WWII http://www.wfyi.org/TheWarStoryColl.asp?page=2&submission_id=2831&ext=0
John Walker-the Walker- http://walkerthewalker.googlepages.com/home
For more Genealogy
For those of you who are interested in
Hazard,Kentucky I've included links
below for you to enjoy.
Hazard,Ky (Genealogy) Perry County library- http://www.perrycountylibrary.org/genealogy.htm
Combs/Walker families of Hazard, Kentucky-
More Combs/Walker Genealogy
England to Kentucky Genealogy
Hazard, Kentucky History
Hazard,Kentucky public library
Hazard, Kentucky News Paper
Hazard,Kentucky information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_County,_Kentucky
Hazard,Kentucky a brief history http://www.hazardkentucky.com/special/history.htm
Hazard, Kentucky Beauty
Hazard,Kentucky Mother Goose House http://hazardkentucky.com/more/goose.htm
Six things you don't know about Kentucky http://www.blacktable.com/thomas040527.htm
My Kentucky Genealogy and information http://www.mykentuckygenealogy.com/ky_county/per.htm
Perry County, Hazard, Kentucky pages http://genealogytrails.com/ken/perry/
Perry County Roots
Perry County Kentucky Links
More Kentucky Links
Combs of Hazard, Kentucky
Early Kentucky Settlers
Boonesborough Ky Settlers
Kentucky Gov. pages
Early Families of Bourbon Ky.
Earliest Settlers Kentucky -
Owsley County Ky.
Trimble co. Ky
Trimble Co. Ky
Owsley Co. Ky. Genealogy
Perry county Stuff
The Long's side of the Family
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Letters from WWII
Original letters (Not transcribed) can be found at Facebook.com