Walker Tedford

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Second Lieutenant Walker Tedford

2 May 1919 – 5 October 1943

Personal History

Tedford was born on 2 May 1919, in Wattensaw, AR, to Luther E. and Golden J. Tedford. He had three siblings: Lee, Reece, and Ernestine Tedford. He lived both in Alaska and South Carolina for some time before attending Arkansas State Teachers College (known as the University of Central Arkansas today) for one year.

In the military Tedford served in the U.S. Army Infantry as well as the U.S. Army Air Corps.

On 5 October 1943, while stationed in Greenville, South Carolina Tedford was co-piloting a B-25C bomber that crashed. He was killed and his body was returned to Arkansas where he is buried in the Salem Cemetery in Lonoke, AR.

Awards and Honors

USAAF Pilot's Wings

American Defense Medal

American Campaign Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one service star (for service as an enlisted man in Alaska)

World War II Victory Medal