NICE LOOKING ENGRAVED 10-YEAR SERVICE MEDAL FOR CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD CAPTAIN

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Medal consists of a slot broach at top with the original pin on the reverse.

Suspend from the broach is a 1.50-inch-long red ribbon that is in good condition.

Fastened to the ribbon is a bronze spread-winged eagle perched on a bar that reads “10 YEARS.”

Suspended from the bar is a cross within an oak leaf wreath with the Connecticut state seal at center surrounded by “FAITHFUL SERVICE C.N.G.” The back is finely engraved “CAPT. JOHN D. WALKER, CO. A, 1st BN INF C.S.G.” Medal is numbered at top of the reverse with “NO. 2347.”

Brief research shows that John D. Walker was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts and moved to Hartford and then Windsor, Connecticut. He became a podiatrist and practiced from 1930 to 1968.

He was commissioned a captain in the 1st Battalion, Connecticut National Guard (C.N.G.) in 1940. He also joined the 1st Company Governor’s Footguard as a sergeant. Even though the Foot Guard was a ceremonial unit, it was still considered part of the Connecticut State Guard. As a result, Walker held two ranks within the state organization.

In January 1951 a law was passed disallowing men from holding two ranks in the State’s military organizations so Walker resigned his rank of sergeant in the Governor’s Footguard in order to retain his rank of captain in the 1st Battalion of the Connecticut National Guard. By 1960, Walker had risen to the rank of major and was executive officer of the 1st M.P. Battalion C.N.G.

After 30 years’ service Walker retired.     [ad] [ph:L]

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