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Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice

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Those Who Died That Others Might Be Free


Bill Walters


Date and Place of Birth: 1922 East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Date and Place of Death: 1942 Kessler Field, Mississippi
Baseball Experience: High School
Position: Outfield
Rank: Private
Military Unit: 411th Technical School Squadron USAAF
Area Served: United States


William T "Bill" Walters was born in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania in 1922. He graduated from Lansdowne High School in 1939.


Walters was very active in the local community with the Boy Scouts, East Lansdowne Fire Company, the Drum and Bugle Corps and Trinity Methodist Church.


He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in December 1941, shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack, and was assigned to the 411th Technical School Squadron at Kessler Field, Mississippi.


While playing in a baseball game at Kessler Field, Bill Walters collided with another player trying to catch a ball and died from a fractured skull.


He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.


Added September 19, 2006


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