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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Related Collection(s)

  • Title: Fred L. Walker papers
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1969
    Date (bulk): 1915-1947
    Collection Number: 93001
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 9 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes (11.75 linear feet)
    Abstract: Memoirs, diaries, speeches, correspondence, news-clippings, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, relating primarily to the American military campaign into Italy during World War II, especially to the Battle of the Rapido River. Also includes material on the Second Battle of the Marne in World War I, American troops in the Philippines, the Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916, and the Texas National Guard.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Walker, Fred L.(Fred Livingood), 1887-1969.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Fred L. Walker papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1993.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1887 Born in Fairfield County, Ohio
    1911 Graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Engineering and joined the Army as Second Lieutenant
    1911-1914 Served in the Philippines with 13th U.S. Infantry
    1914-1916 Served with 17th Infantry in the Punitive Expedition into Mexico
    1917-1918 Served with the 30th Infantry Regiment in France
    1918 Battalion Commander during Second Battle of Marne and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross
    1927-1932 Infantry School instructor
    1941-1944 Appointed Commanding General of the 36th Infantry Division in Texas and fought at the Battle of Salerno at Paestum, Rapido River, Cassino, and Mt. Artemisio
    1944 Awarded Second Distinguished Service Cross
    1946-1947 Retired from the regular army as a Major General and appointed Lieutenant General and commander of the Texas National Guard
    1969 Died in Washington, D.C.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of diaries, memoirs, speeches, correspondence, news-clippings, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia of Fred Livingood Walker, Commander of the 36th Infantry Division in World War II. Walker's papers detail his military career and relate to American troops in the Philippines in 1912, the Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916, and the Second Battle of the Marne in World War I. The bulk of collection primarily focuses on the 36th Division's campaign into Italy during World War II, especially to the Battle of the Rapido River, and Walker's later commandment of the Texas National Guard. The collection is arranged into five groups, Correspondence, Speeches and writings, Military career file, photographs, and Scrapbooks and printed material.

    Related Collection(s)

    Fred L. (Fred Livingood) Walker typescript: Mission impossible at Cassino: the first assault across the Rapido River near Cassino in World War II, January 1944, Hoover Institution Archives

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Texas. National Guard.
    United States. Army--History--Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916.
    United States. Army--Officers.
    United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
    United States. Army. Infantry Division, 36th.
    Marne, 2nd Battle of the, France, 1918.
    Rapido River, Battle of the, 1944.
    United States--Armed Forces--Philippines.
    United States--National Guard.
    World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.