Walker, Evans Spencer, MSG

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11D10-Armor Reconnaissance Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
Service Years
1945 - 1967

Master Sergeant

Seven Service Stripes

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Blacksburg, SC
Last Address
Blacksburg, SC

Casualty Date
Oct 16, 1967
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hopewell Bates Church Cemetery - Blacksburg, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28E 018

 Official Badges 

Drill Sergeant Badge Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male)

 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

 Unit Assignments
US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) 1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)
  1964-1967, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1967-1967, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) /D Troop
  1967-1967, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Battle of the Imjin River
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He loved the Army." This is the way Blacksburg funeral director Bill Gordon remembers Evans S. "Tip" Walker.  Platoon Sergeant Walker, 38, of Smyrna Route 1 in the Hopewell community of Cherokee County, was killed in Vietnam on October 16th when a vehicle in which he was traveling struck a mine. Walker had been in the Army for 23 years, and had volunteered to go to Vietnam. He had been in Blacksburg on 30-day leave before leaving for Vietnam in July.


Gordon recalled that when Walker was home, the two of them either would go hunting or fishing. Gordon said when he learned that Walker had volunteered for more combat duty, he asked him why. "He said he just felt like he should go," Gordon said. "I asked him if he wasn't afraid something might happen to him. He said that something could happen to him here, and when his time came, that was it."

Walker had been stationed at Fort Knox for just over two years before shipping out to Vietnam. He had worked his way to his rank with a cavalry division the hard way.

Walker had served in Japan, in Korea twice, and in Germany twice. He had been wounded three times in Korea. In August 1950, he received machine gun wounds three times in the left thigh. In September of the same year, he received shrapnel wounds of the upper part of the chest. On Feb 18, 1951, while he was bathing in a river, Walker was hit eight times in the chest and abdomen by enemy machine gun bullets. He had been reported killed twice and missing once while in active combat. He received the Purple Heart and two Clusters for the three times he had been wounded. Walker also had been awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Silver Star Medal in addition to a number of other awards. In addition to Korea, he also served during World War II.

Sergeant Walker was the husband of Mrs. Hazel Rippy Walker and the son of Jerome and Pansy Hall Walker. Other survivors were sons Edward Eugene and Robert Craig Walker; daughter Geneva Ernestine Walker; brothers Jack and Woodrow Walker, sisters Mrs. Albert Elmore, Mrs. Ervin Dover, and Mrs. William Holloway. Sergeant Walker was the fourth Cherokean to die in the Vietnam War. 

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