George Anthony Walsh
Rank: Private First Class (E-3)
War or Conflict: Korean War
Years of Service: 2
After graduating Bayside High School, George was drafted into the Army. Special Memory: Receiving cans of anchovies and saltine crackers from home for Christmas Eve 1951, and the smiles he received while sharing with his fellow soldiers. George was trained to use the bazooka, he served for 12 months before his squad was attacked in 1952. His jeep flipped over and he was pinned on his knee for hours. George was rescued by fellow soldiers, flew back the US, recovered at Boston Navy Hospital. Although a Brooklyn Dodger baseball fan, he enjoyed Fenway Park / Red Sox games when well enough. After his honorable discharge, George returned home to Bayside with his Mom, Dad, brother and two sisters. George's Dad was a New York City Police Officer in Emergency Services. George followed in his Dad's footsteps and also became an NYPD Emergency Serviceman serving NYC for 38 years! George married Margaret Kennedy from Whitestone; together they raised 5 children in Port Washington and had 5 grand-kids. George kept his sense of humor, love of family, sports, music, faith and friendship. George was proud to receive the "Korean War Service Medal" awarded on the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War. George died in Sept 2007 after a brave battle against cancer. George's son Chris also served honorably in the US Navy. George's legacy lives on.
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