Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Veteran's History Project

Brian R. Walter, Petty Officer 1st Class, US Navy, 1976 – 1995

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Brian Walter interviewed with all branches of the military when he was seventeen years old. It was his considered opinion that the US Navy had better opportunities for him. In addition, his father and older brother had been sailors.

Brian took advantage of the delayed enlistment program. He could sign up before his senior year then join the ranks...