Howard Herrick Walker, Jr. ’41 died on June 28, 2007, in Brunswick, Maine.
Howard Herrick Walker, Jr. ’41 died on June 28, 2007, in Brunswick, Maine. Born on February 25, 1920, in Brunswick, he prepared for college at Brunswick High School and attended Bowdoin for a year before working at the Bath Iron Works. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of corporal and serving as one of the members of a harbor craft company which assembled the Army Transport Command’s “Sea Mules,” used in the invasion of Europe in June of 1944.“Sea Mules” performed the same function as tugs, but their flat-topped surfaces made them more maneuverable than tug boats. After the war, he worked for 33 years in the Brunswick Post Office before retiring in 1978. He was a member of the First Parish Church and the Brunswick Golf Club. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Olsen Walker, whom he married in 1942; two daughters, Carol A. Gammon of Wiscasset and Shelley D. Reynolds of Brunswick; a son, Scott T. Walker of Brunswick; a brother, Robert H. Walker ’43 of Cumberland Foreside; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren