Captain Walker

Am adding to a 2013 post I read about Capt. Walker.

Captain Hiram Walker and Hockaday Walker are one in the same. Served with him at Camp Pendleton in 1964 and 1965. Never saw him in civilian clothes. He would get his hair cut twice a week and would run 5 miles every day. To say he was "gung ho" would be an understement.

Promoted me to Cpl. and then just before my 3 year hitch was over recommended me for Officers school. When the orders came as excited as I was, he was even more excited. Made me run his 5 mile up and down the hills every day to prepare me for OCS. Came to the San Diego airport to wish me farewell as I was leaving for OCS at Quantico. Gave me a USMC wrist watch.

Clock now turns to 1968. Ran into him just before being rotated back to the USA. Told him I was the H&S Compny commander, 3-5, 1st. Mar Div. He said he was selected for Major and was in Force Recon. Last connection we ever had. 

He was definately "spit and polish", but how can one say that he or anyone else was too much a Marine. While not a Doctor, all I can say he might of shed the "globe and anchor" once in a while if he found a female mate.

2 thoughts on “Captain Walker”

  1. I understand that he also put on a fresh uniform each morning and would change into another fresh uniform after he showered for lunch. Assigned to ITR Motor Bool – Jun 66 – Aug 67.

  2. Qildmarine…..I used to see ( I believe 2nd Lt.) H Walker in I think it was 1957 while stationed with 12th Marines in South Camp Fuji Japan. The 12th and 9th Marines were together at South Camp. There were marines and Army at North Camp and Middle Camp but only Marines at South Camp known as “Little Dodge City” A wild time and many stories from then. He used to be seen running every day carrying a pack and was Gung-Ho as they come.The only other Marine more so, was an old Warrant (W4) that even the Battalion Commander saluted first. It was a great time and lots of good memories. The Old Warrant was like a God of War and a Marine institute, wish I could remember his name !

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