Walter R. Walsh Dies At 106

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    Walter R. Walsh Dies At 106

    This is courtesy of another forum. This is the first i have heard about this American Hero and Lawman. I hope this is the right thread for this.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/sp...gets.html?_r=0
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    Thanks for posting this. What a fascinating man! I had never heard of him, but he sounds like a true hero.
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    WoW!!!!!!!!!

    From article;

    Mr. Walsh, meanwhile, approached the store’s front with a .45 in his right hand and a .357 Magnum in his left. But as he reached the door he realized he was looking through the plate glass at Shaffer. The glass exploded as both men fired simultaneously.

    Shaffer fell, mortally wounded, to the sidewalk. Mr. Walsh, although hit in the chest, shoulder and right hand, stepped outside firing his Magnum at Brady, who was cut down in a thundering fusillade from all sides as he shot back wildly. Witnesses said he was still moving as Mr. Walsh put another bullet in him.
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    Mr. Walsh was truly one of the "good guys"

    May he rest in peace.
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    Col. Walsh presented me with my Distinguished Pistol Badge at the Marine Corps Matches in 1986. The Walsh Trophy is named after him and given the Marine who wins the pistol portion of the Marine Corps matches. He was legendary to say the least.

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    Sounds like an outstanding person Loved the story. Thanks for posting!
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    It would seem, that he done all. RIP.
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    I got to meet him once long ago, I was honored to shake his hand.
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    At 104;

    Walter Walsh just a few months ago, holding the sidearm he carried while in the FBI // photo courtesy Walsh family
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    I was there at the dinner and presentation when Mr. Walsh won the Outsanding American Handgunner of the Year award in 1997.They announced all the awards and service he had put in, along with some of his exploits After it was over several old-timers were standing around and someone commented that Mr. Walsh did not look like such a dangerous man that had walked with death so often. I am guessing it was because of his small size and blue eyes that just shown, looking like the favorite grandfather everyone would want. And Bill Jordan commented, “Then you have never looked it to those eyes when he got serious.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG45 View Post
    “Then you have never looked it to those eyes when he got serious.”
    So very true.
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    A few years ago, I had the Honor and Privilege to meet and chat (actually listen) to Mr. Walsh. What a Gentleman and nothing but Class. May he Rest In Peace.
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    RIP Col. Walsh
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    Our loss is heaven's gain. Well done Walt, well done!
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    "Three weeks after Mr. Walsh’s 100th birthday, a grandson, Sgt. Nicholas R. Walsh, a reconnaissance team leader with Charlie Company, First Platoon of the First Marine Division, was killed by sniper fire in Fallujah, Iraq."


    This is unbelievable... Nick was a good friend of mine, and he and I had spoken about his grandfather's 100th birthday prior to his death. Nick had told me that he wished he was able to go to the party...

    I guess now I know the rest of the story.
    The apple did not fall far from the tree, and Nick was a warrior in his own right. Heaven is lucky to have two such Marines guarding the gates.

    Rest in peace gentlemen, you have served your time in hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Recon1342 View Post
    "Three weeks after Mr. Walsh’s 100th birthday, a grandson, Sgt. Nicholas R. Walsh, a reconnaissance team leader with Charlie Company, First Platoon of the First Marine Division, was killed by sniper fire in Fallujah, Iraq."


    This is unbelievable... Nick was a good friend of mine, and he and I had spoken about his grandfather's 100th birthday prior to his death. Nick had told me that he wished he was able to go to the party...

    I guess now I know the rest of the story.
    The apple did not fall far from the tree, and Nick was a warrior in his own right. Heaven is lucky to have two such Marines guarding the gates.

    Rest in peace gentlemen, you have served your time in hell.
    Recon, Great Post! Thank You for sharing and Thank You for your Service.
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