William J. Walker sits astride his mount, Scout, at Fort Myer, Va., in 1941. Walker was a private with E Troop, 3rd Cavalry. At day;s end, he and about 30 other riders would line up on their horses, pull swords and, at their captain's command, charge with their swords thrust forward as their horses galloped for 100 yards. It was a ceremonial nod to the cavalryÕs heritage. Walker, now 88 and living in Hanover Township, Northampton County, is a former state police commander of Troop M, Bethlehem . He was a second lieutenant in the 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division during WWII. He was wounded twice, once in France and once in Luxembourg during the Battle of the Bulge.
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