William Stewart Walker
William Stewart Walker
William Stewart Walker, usually known as Stewart Walker, was a lieutenant colonel from Winnfield, Louisiana who, during World War II as a United States Army major, rescued 380 of his fellow soldiers from behind enemy lines in Belgium in December 1944. In 1964, he ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for Louisiana's 8th congressional district seat in the United States House of Representatives, a position now defunct.
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Weekend: Your guide to entertainment in Northeast Pennsylvania - Scranton Times-Tribune
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17, 5 pm, William Walker Hose Company, 803 Penn Ave., Mayfield, free. Visit www.cornnclamslam.com. JUSTUS FIRE COMPANY WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER: Sept. 17, 6 to 10 pm, Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, 210 Green Grove Road, Scott Twp., $20, 21 and older
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Expectations rise for Fallon - Lahontan Valley News
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... Morgan Dirickson, Dylan Tedford, Trent Bliss, Nick Marsan, Keith Grimes, Tyson Ernst, Brandon Carvalho, Ian Fitzpatrick, Dalton Johnson, Tyler Cole, Jake Wisdom, Logan Service, William Walker, Riley Leeper, Dylan Gray, Robbie Irvin, Braxton Davis,
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Washington County football team tries to go 2-0, against Statesboro - The Augusta Chronicle
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But Washington County's William Walker has proven he's one of the top quarterbacks in the area – he threw for 187 yards and three touchdowns to beat the Warriors. “I'm proud of how my quarterback did,” Golden Hawks coach Joel Ingram said
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Rent-free 'in perpetuity' - Otago Daily Times
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In April, the Real Estate Agents Authority struck off Patrick William Walker after he allegedly defrauded Mrs South of $120000. Mad Butcher Holdings chief executive Michael Morton saw the television coverage of Mrs South's predicament earlier this year
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MMA football preview - Maryville Daily Forum
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Assistants John Noel, William Walker, Greg McDonald. TOP RETURNERS: Travis Skinner, TE/LB, sr.; Samuel Udeh, RB, sr.; Alex Belton, QB/FS, sr.; DeLander Owens, OL/DL, so.; Reese King, OL/DL, sr. TOP NEWCOMERS: Walter Pate, QB/DB, fr.; Luke Lowry, WR/LB,
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Clinton man sentenced for bank fraud - WLBT-TV
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William Walker, 43, of Clinton was also ordered to pay more than $86500 in restitution to Trustmark Friday in US District Court. Walker must forfeit the same amount to the government. From August 2006 through January 2011, Walker used the identifies of
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Head of Bel-Ridge citizens group charged with threatening to kill police chief ... - STLtoday.com
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Manson Graves, 50, of the 8700 block of Natural Bridge Road, made the threats on Friday during two separate phone calls to village chairman William Walker and trustee Patricia Armanees, according to Walker and court documents
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Sector-by-sector look at what's in store for the restof 2011 - Washington Post
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Dayna Smith/For Capital Business - William Walker of mortgage finance company Walker & Dunlop says the region's companies are going to be cautious in their growth. The first half of the year hasn't been especially kind to contractors as major companies
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William Walker receives Gulf Guardian Award from Environmental Protection Agency - Mississippi Press (blog)
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By Harlan Kirgan, Mississippi Press View full sizeThe US Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf of Mexico Program Office presented William Walker, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, with a First-Place Gulf Guardian
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Leaving that Lion legacy - Your Houston News
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Conroe Noon Lions Club inducted new members They include, left-right (front): Terry Barnett, Jonathan Gebhardt, William Walker, Bill Miller, Art Fabra, Angee Wilke, Sandra Walker; (back): Josh Hull, Ralph Perez, Isaac Franke, Nate Greassle and Michael
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Ensemble Phoenix Munich, Cantus, Apollo’s Fire - Review
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THE little Shaker song “Simple Gifts,” by Joseph Brackett, comes with performance instructions built in. And when Joel Frederiksen and the Ensemble Phoenix Munich sing, “ ’Tis the gift to be simple,” they clearly believe it. On their new CD, “Rose of Sharon: 100 Years of American Music, 1770-1870”
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Complex Pleasures Rooted in Love, Delight and Song - New York Times
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Cantus fares better in William Walker's foursquare hymn “Wondrous Love,” from “The Southern Harmony,” with a vigorous, mostly straightforward a cappella account. The Ensemble Phoenix's more contemplative reading intersperses Lydia Brotherton's lovely
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Police seeking escapee who once shot a man over a cigarette - York Daily Record
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The man, Richard William Walker, 22, is a court-ordered resident of the York Community Corrections Center in the 300 block of West Market Street. Walker had been sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison in May 2007 after pleading no contest to
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Council on board with police radio upgrade - phillyBurbs.com
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At the recommendation of Township Manager William Walker, council members voted 4-0 to participate in the upgrade, which is expected to cost the county $48 million. The county would shoulder $31 million of the cost and would also front $17 million for
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Rachael J. Smith, 87 - BlueRidgeNow.com
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A lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was preceded in death by two husbands, William Walker Martin Jr., and Charles Joseph Smith. She was active in her community by serving on the Pardee Hospital Auxiliary and was a founding member of the
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Community Calendar - Valley Advantage
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Corn & Clam Slam: William Walker Hose Co.'s annual Corn and Clam Slam continues through Saturday, July 16, on the company grounds, 802 Penn Ave., Mayfield. The food and beverage stands will open at 5 pm each day. Entertainment will be provided by the
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Heritage Days gets under way with annual Vesper Service - Clearfield Progress
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William Walker of St. Paul's welcomed the crowd and told of a story that coincides with this year's Heritage Days theme of "To Say Thanks ...They Fought For Us." Walker said while he taught at the old Philipsburg Elementary School on Ninth Street,
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 84
    After more than three decades of retirement, Walker died at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria at the age of eighty-four. His services were held on February 9, 1999, at Edmond's Funeral Home Chapel in Winnfield.
    More Details Hide Details Nine months after her husband’s passing, Elizabeth Walker died in Winn Parish Medical Center. Her services were held in the First United Methodist Church in Winnfield. Pastor Barry Hoekstra (1956-2014), later of First United Methodist in Alexandria and St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Shreveport, officiated at the services for both William and Elizabeth Walker. There are three Walkere children, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Walker (born August 30, 1948), then of Boston, Massachusetts, William T. "Will" Walker (born on March 12, 1950, and adopted in Linz, Austria) and wife Shirley, then of Tallahassee, Florida, and Stewart Abel Walker (born September 22, 1951), then of New York City, and two grandchildren, the offspring of Will Walker. William and Mary Elizabeth Walker are interred at the family plot at Transport Cemetery in Dodson in Winn Parish.
  • FORTIES
  • 1964
    Age 49
    Walker’s opponent was Speedy O. Long, an attorney and a former state senator from Jena, the seat of La Salle Parish. Considered the most conservative of the Longs, Speedy had unseated his cousin, Gillis William Long of Alexandria, in the Democratic primary in the summer of 1964.
    More Details Hide Details Walker’s showing, a half percent better than Treen received in his race against the Democrat Hale Boggs, may have been a reflection of continuing Long factional divisions, which had appeared in 1963 in the gubernatorial primary. In that campaign, U.S. Representative Gillis Long was endorsed by U.S. Senator Russell B. Long, the son of Huey Pierce Long, Jr., and the successful rival, John J. McKeithen, carried the backing of Blanche Long, Earl Long’s politically influential widow. Goldwater was an easy winner in Louisiana and polled large majorities in the northern half of the state prior to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which brought forth the registration of large numbers of African Americans. Goldwater provided a boost to Walker but insufficient help to defeat a Long candidate. Long prevailed, 33,250 votes (54.5 percent) to Walker’s 27,735 (45.5 percent). Walker carried only Rapides Parish but polled at least 40 percent in Sabine, Natchitoches, Grant, La Salle, and Winn parishes.
    He soon became active in the budding movement to establish a competitive Republican Party in Louisiana, having first been a candidate for the Louisiana State Senate in the general election held on March 3, 1964, the same contest in which Charlton Lyons, who also had Winn Parish ties, carried the Republican banner for governor.
    More Details Hide Details Walker was defeated, 81-19 percent, by the Democratic nominee, former State Representative W.L. Rambo of Georgetown in Grant Parish, who was allied with the Long faction and was even married to a member of the Long family, the former Mary Alice Long. That summer, Walker was one of twenty delegates from Louisiana to the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, which nominated U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona for president in the race against Lyndon B. Johnson. Four congressional nominees from Louisiana were invited to meet privately with former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who endorsed the GOP slate, including Walker, future Governor David C. Treen of suburban New Orleans, publisher Robert Angers of Lafayette, and businessman Floyd O. Crawford (1907–1995) of Baton Rouge, who opposed incumbent Representative and former gubernatorial candidate James H. Morrison of Hammond.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1945
    Age 30
    Walker's subsequent activities were thereafter reported by the New Orleans Times Picayune under the headline “’Task Force Hogan’ Back from New Armored Raid Deep into Germany” on January 9, 1945.
    More Details Hide Details There is no evidence that Walker received any medals or commendation for his work in the relief of the soldiers in Belgium. On returning to Louisiana after his military career ended in compulsory retirement, Walker taught military science for a time at his alma mater, Northwestern State University, where his brother, George T. Walker, was the dean.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1944
    Age 29
    Walker’s military exploits in December 1944 were related by the Associated Press war correspondent Kenneth L. Dixon, later of Baton Rouge Morning Advocate.
    More Details Hide Details In an article entitled “Major William S. Walker Leads Yanks From Nazis Lines In Daring Exploit; Beat Off Numerous Attacks In 6 Days,” Dixon describes Walker as having used “cage strategy” to bring his men to safety. Dixon reported that the men had been “isolated and encircled for five days and nights” east of Marche, Belgium. Dixon described the exploits as: 1) penetration of enemy lines for more than thirty miles, (2) trapped by three Panzer divisions (3) fighting a stealth strategy to keep the Nazis confused until the Americans’ fuel supplies were exhausted (4) digging into a village to thwart an enemy counterattack (5) refusal to surrender no matter how hopeless their prospects appeared. Walker carefully conserved his gasoline and still tried to strike through the Nazi parallel lines. Each attempt encountered overwhelming antitank, mortar, and artillery resistance. "Finally we closed up for the night there on the road, with both ends digging in," Walker was quoted by Dixon. Soon a radio message from headquarters ordered the men to fight their way back to the Allied lines.
  • 1940
    Age 25
    Walker graduated from Northwestern State University. On September 1, 1940, he married the former Mary Elizabeth Abel (November 29, 1911 – September 2, 1999), a music teacher in Winnfield and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Abel.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Born
    Born on October 6, 1914.
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