Date of birth: January 19, 1866
Date of death: September 11, 1953
Burial location: Laredo, Texas
Place of Birth: Indiana, Patriot
Home of record: Cincinnati Ohio
When Allen Walker died on September 11, 1953, at age 87, he was the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the Indian Campaigns, and the last surviving recipient to have earned the Medal of Honor for actions prior to 1900.
AWARDS AND CITATIONS
Medal of Honor
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Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Allen Walker, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 December 1891, while serving with Company C, 3d U.S. Cavalry, in action at Texas. While carrying dispatches, Private Walker attacked a party of three armed men and secured papers valuable to the United States.
Date of Issue: April 25, 1892Action Date:
December 30, 1891Service: ArmyRank:
3d U.S. Cavalry