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Allen Walker

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.


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.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 25, 1892

Action Date: December 30, 1891

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company C

Division: 3d U.S. Cavalry