Brigadier General Kenneth Newton Walker was a United States Army aviator and a United States Army Air Forces general who exerted a significant influence on the development of airpower doctrine. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor in World War II. Walker joined the United States Army in 1917, after the American entry into World War I. He trained as an aviator and became a flying instructor. In 1920, after the end of the war, he received a commission in the Regular Army. After service in various capacities, Walker graduated from the Air Corps Tactical School in 1929, and then served as an instructor there. He supported the creation of a separate air organization that is not subordinate to other military branches. He was a forceful advocate of the efficacy of strategic bombardment, publishing articles on the subject and becoming part of a clique known as the "Bomber Mafia" that argued for the primacy of bombardment over other forms of military aviation.
|Birth name:||Kenneth Newton Walker|
|Born:||July 17, 1898, Los Cerillos, New Mexico|
|Died:||January 05, 1943, Rabaul, New Britain|
|Places of Burial, (markers only):||Arlington National Cemetery, Manila American Cemetery, Philippines|
|Service/branch:||Aviation Section, Signal Corps, United States Army Air Service, United States Army Air Corps, United States Army Air Forces|
|Years of service:||1917–1943|
|Commands held:||V Bomber Command, 18th Pursuit Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron, 11th Bombardment Squadron|
|Battles/wars:||World War II, Kokoda Track campaign, Battle of Buna-Gona, Battle of Wau †|
|Awards:||Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart|
About Kenneth Walker
Better known online by the username ThatWalker, he is a sports enthusiast who vlogs and discusses primarily football on his channel for more than 280,000 subscribers.
He launched his channel in December of 2013. He began posting to it in April of 2014, publishing videos of his Husky dog and Call of Duty gameplay.
He began posting to a secondary vlog channel called ThatsWalker in May of 2016. He played college football.
He dated Megan Gaffke.
He posted a photo alongside Ezekiel Elliot on Instagram.
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