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                                                  Memories of My Grandfather  

John Walker, on one of his trails Harper's Ferry,

West Virginia, 1989.




John Walker's name is mentioned at at search for body
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
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)
If the link to Facebook doesn't work then e-mail me at
and I will help you find them
 Caleb Blood Smith (President Lincolns former cabinet 


(More links below of  other places to order my book) 



You can go to this NEW website that tells exactly how you can get my book and has more links.


to purchase my book go to this link



For those interested in Hazard, Ky or Kentucky history I have provided links below at the bottom of this page.


To purchase other pictures and stories relating to book 

click on the link below

 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.


My book will also be online at Amazon.

Barnes and Nobles, Borders and many other bookstores. It will also be available at Target and other stores. 

If you have any questions or comments about the book, please e-mail me at

 I'd love to hear from you!

 In the book I tell about my grandfather having his picture painted in Holland, and how the man (Martin Koblo) refused to paint him until he changed out of his uniform To see that picture click on this link


On page130 of my book it mentions a picture of my grandmother with her quilt that she made. That picture wasn't in the book but I will show you the picture here.


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






Picture that Linda Cook,(Margaret (Walker) and Larry's daughter) John's granddaughter drew of him on the Jenny Wiley trail. Ref. to page 46-47 in Memories of My Grandfather.







  Baker-Martin Room

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.


New webpage coming soon e-mail me at

for more information 



   Poem about John Walker  

Johnny 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
This is the website that goes along with my book Walker the Walker-Memories of my Grandfather.  I will be adding things all the time  So check back frequently for updates.


John Walker's WWII medals 

Other stories and pictures

of John Walker (type in Caleb Blood Smith) scroll down

to search for body. Here is the link for that

 Herald Times (


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 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. 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

John Walker-the Walker-


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-

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,_Kentucky

Hazard,Kentucky a brief history

Hazard, Kentucky Beauty

Hazard,Kentucky people

Hazard,Kentucky Mother Goose House

Six things you don't know about Kentucky

My Blog

My Kentucky Genealogy and information

Perry County, Hazard, Kentucky pages

Perry County Roots

Perry County Kentucky Links


More Kentucky Links

Hazard,Ky Heritage

Hazard,Ky photos

Combs of Hazard, Kentucky

Early Kentucky Settlers

Daniel Boone

Boonesborough Ky Settlers

Kentucky Gov. pages

Early Families of Bourbon Ky.

Earliest Settlers Kentucky -

Owsley County Ky.

Trimble co. Ky

Trimble Co. Ky

Covington, Ky

Owsley Co. Ky. Genealogy

Perry county Stuff


 The Long's side of the Family

Original letters (Not transcribed) can be found at