Sunday, November 04, 2007
John G. Walter Photo
Just in time for Veterans Day, here is an old, framed photograph of John Walter, Company D, 151st Division. John was killed in action in France on July 28, 1918.
Update, March 11, 2009: Since my last post, I've learned a little more about Pvt. Walter. This is what I found at the American Battle Monuments Commission website:
Private First Class, U.S. Army 151st Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division
Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania
Died: July 28, 1918.
Buried at: Plot B Row 21 Grave 29 Oise-Aisne American Cemetery Fere-en-Tardenois, France.
And from http://www.genealogybuff.com/misc/ww1/il-ww1-ago-casualties25.htm , I've learned that you were from Lancaster, Pa.
Somebody loved you, John...they kept this old photo of you until they died. You were taken so young, you never had a chance to have a family of your own. You've been gone now for 91 years, but there are still people who honor your memory, John. I am proud to be one of those people.