Mrs. Ethel L. Walker, Spur, has been advised by the Commanding General of the Fourth Army that her son, S5 Robert H. Walker, has been posthumously awarded the Military Merit Medal by the Republic of Vietnam.
The following citation accompanies the award:
"Servicemen of courage and rare self-sacrifice, they displayed at all times the most tactful cooperation while aiding the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam to repel the Red wave undermining South Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
"With a ready zeal and commendable response, they fought on to the end in every mission and set a brilliant example for their fellow soldiers.
"They died in the performance of duty. Behind them they leave the abiding grief of their former comrades-in-arms, Vietnamese as well as American."
Sp5 Walker was killed in Vietnam, March 4, 1968.
©The Texas Spur; Thursday, January 30, 1969