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  • Title: Fred L. Walker papers
    Date (bulk): 1915-1947
    Collection Number: 93001
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English .
    Physical Description: 10 manuscript boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (14.15 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Memoirs, diaries, speeches, correspondence, news clippings, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia relating primarily to the American military campaign in 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 Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1993.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Fred L. Walker papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    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 the Second Battle of the 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 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 the collection focuses on the 36th Division's campaign in 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

    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 Library & Archives