John Anthony Walker 's Life

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John Anthony Walker was born in Washington, D.C. on 28 July 1937. As a child, John Walker experienced a disturbing childhood. His father lost his job due to alcoholism which led to his family declaring bankruptcy. John Walker started working at a very young age in order to help support his family by selling home products door to door, and as movie usher. At the age of 18, John Walker joined the Navy as a Radioman. His first assignment was in an aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CV-59) where he was responsible for keeping track of incoming and outgoing message traffic and the use of signals while communicating with ships in the general area. By the end of 1960, John Walker was married and had 3 daughters. As his career continued, he graduated from submarine school. Later after, he obtained his Top Secret Cryptographic clearance and passed a Personnel Reliability Program that ensures the only the most reliable personnel have access to nuclear weapons. As a result, he was assigned to Razorback Submarine (SS-394) which participated in a Pacific deployment. The Razorback submarine mission was to monitor the nuclear tests near the Soviet port of Vladivostok and in the Flotilla. John Walker’s was outstanding at his job. He impressed his superiors quite often with his knowledge and aptitude. He often was selected to be the Radioman for the executive officer of the ship. Mid-way his Navy career, he attained the warrant officer rank and ran the radio shop of a nuclear

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