#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Harold Walker



Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Harold Walker. Harold was showcased on the Andy Fancher Presents blog and YouTube channel. Harold served during World War II.

In September of 1944, Harold was drafted and completed basic training in San Diego. Following his training, he began his service aboard the USS Bunker Hill. Harold and his crew engaged in battle across the Pacific against the Japanese.

On May 11, 1945, USS Bunker Hill was swiftly attacked by two Japanese aircrafts. The ship was bombed and subsequently hit by the two planes, causing numerous casualties aboard the ship. Miraculously, Harold survived the initial attack and saved countless lives as he ran back and forth to retrieve and revive fellow crew members.

Thank you for your service, Harold!


Andy Fancher Presents is an effort spearheaded by Andy Fancher, a Dallas-based YouTuber, who is passionate about making the stories of Veterans known. Since 2016, Fancher has focused on capturing the fading narratives of World War II Veterans. If interested in viewing full-length video or text articles on Harold Walker, please visit the Andy Fancher Presents website.

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Author

Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.

Comments

  1. Griffith J Winthrop    

    Very grateful for your website highlighting veteran heroics. I truly hope you have sufficient confirmation of the facts. We don’t me s another “wounded Warrior”meltdown
    Griffith J Winthrop
    LCDR USN (ret)
    Wiscasset

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