Freedom Wall

JAMES HALKER
Freedom Wall COLUMBUS GROVE, Ohio
Brick plate # EW177
Brick location Column E, Row 29
Date of birth N/A
Deceased date N/A
Branch of service
Navy

Rank
Years served 3
Separation N/A
Wars/Conflicts/Other  

Medals/Honors  
N/A
Comments  
A Columbus Grove, Ohio family has the unusual distinction of sending six boys to the military. Eugene, Edward, Harold, James, Raymond and Richard Halker, sons of Leo and Frances Halker, served their country during the World War II and Korean War periods. James Halker enlisted in the Navy, being sent first to Sampson, New York, and then to radio school at Charleston, South Carolina. James spent time at Guadalcanal in the South Pacific, then went to New Caledonia to teach at the radio school. Then he was transferred to Pogo Pogo, Samoa to run a Western Union station. He was discharged in June of 1946 from the Great Lakes Naval Station.
Inscription JAMES HALKER
US NAVY
1943 - 1946