Walt King Remembered – Lake

Janice and I visited the new 205 acre Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Bucks County, Pa. between Newtown and the Delaware River.  It is near the site of Washington’s crossing the Delaware on Dec. 25, 1776 to defeat the British (Hessian forces). It is, of course, part of Penn’s Grant. The Cemetery is being phased in cycles over the next 50 years for free burial plots for veterans and their spouse.  They are also creating memorial walls for MIAs and committal shelters for funeral services. So far, it is very nicely done and maintained.

Our dear friend from the DVC Walter King passed on May 26, 2014 at age 89 after a car accident.  He was cremated and his burial spot is in Section 3 Site 1431 near the entrance of WCNC.  Originally from Ohio, he was a Navy veteran landing on the beach at Omaha on D-Day on June 6, 1944 and later in Okinawa and the Philippines.  He was awarded the Bronze Star and 3 Combat Battle Stars.

We visited his memorial grave site. We have very fond memories of this kind and gentle man.

— Greg Lake


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