James J. Walton
West Point, 1989
Be Thou At Peace
Posted by John G. Vonglis on July 8, 2008:
It's been 19 years since I last saw Jim's smiling face, but upon hearing the news I was instantly transported back in time to a more care-free period of life. Jim and I, including some friends from his West Point class who've written in, attended IOBC together at Ft Benning. Of course, when compared to family and life-long friends, ours was but a brief acquiantance. Nonetheless, Jim was always positive, always happy, and the type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back - and at Benning he did just that! There's a story there that still brings cheer and good memories to those "involved..."
As Frank Sturek stated, Jim was in very dangerous country doing some extremely difficult work drawing upon his professionalism and inter-personal skills and requiring self-confidence, faith, and courage, but above all a belief in something bigger than himself. Jim made a difference. You shall be missed, my friend.
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