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Emmett Hudson Walker , Jr.

Date of birth: March 16, 1924
Date of death: December 11, 2007
Place of Birth: Mississippi, Abbott

Emmett Walker served in 1977 as Deputy Director and from 1978 to 1982 as Director of the Army National Guard, and from 1982 to 1986 as Chief of the National Guard Bureau. He retired as a U.S. Army Lieutenant General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant General Emmett Hudson Walker, Jr., United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant General Emmett Hudson Walker, Jr., United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chief of the National Guard Bureau from 16 August 1982 to 15 August 1986. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Walker culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Action Date: August 16, 1982 - August 15, 1986

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant General

Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant General Emmett Hudson Walker, Jr., United States Army, was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chief of the National Guard Bureau from 16 August 1982 to 15 August 1986. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Walker culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Action Date: August 16, 1982 - August 15, 1986

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Infantry) Emmett Hudson Walker, Jr., United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action while serving with Cannon Company, 378th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, 95th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 4 (1945)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Cannon Company

Regiment: 378th Infantry Regiment

Division: 95th Infantry Division