Historical Rosters Database
James Thomas WalkerRoster ID 9143
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1927|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Thomas Walker, Jr. Class of 1927. Genealogy: Born September 6, 1904, Roanoke, Virginia. Father-James Thomas Walker; Mother-Elvira Jeanette Thompson. Pat. Grandfather-Jesse Jopling Walker. Pat. Grandmother-Zalinda Annis (Annie) Phelps; Mat. Grandfather-George Sydney Thompson; Mat. Grandmother-Isabella Margaret Arnold. Great Uncle-Thomas Key Phelps (Class of 1867/NM). Marriage: To Alma Elsie Smith, 1930. Children: Ann Douglass. VMI Record: Matriculated 1923 BS Civil Engineering, June 23, 1927. Career: Teacher and Principal, Powhatan High School, 1927-1940. United States Army Reserve and Regular Army. World War II and Korean War veteran. Awarded the Silver Star, 3 Bronze Stars with V for Valor, and the Purple Heart, all of which are on display in the VMI museum. Retired 1959. Died: October 25, 1987 in Richmond, VA hospital. Burial, Powhatan Community Cemetery.|