Frank B. Walker
W.T.2c
B Division
USN
USS West Virginia
1926-1931

Hello Mike,

This is in regards to my father, Frank B. Walker, who served on the USS West Virginia soon after his enlistment in the United States Navy. I have his Continuous Service Certificate book, and it indicates that he finished his introductory training in San Diego, California, at the US Navy Training Station on June 11, 1926. He reported aboard the USS West Virginia on June 30, 1926, and he left the USS West Virginia on April 25, 1931. He was discharged from the Navy at that time and then re-enlisted after a leave. He then reported for duty on the USS Argonne, all in San Pedro, California. That re-enlistment was the beginning of his twenty year career in the Navy. Over his twenty years, he served on the following ships:  

USS West Virginia June 30, 1926 - Apr. 25, 1931

USS Argonne April 29, 1931 - Feb. 17, 1932

USS Gamble Mar. 31, 1932 - July 9, 1934

USS Oklahoma Aug. 7, 1934 - Aug. 18, 1934

USS Talbot Sept. 30, 1934 - Aug. 13, 1936

USS Montgomery Sept. 30, 1936 - Dec. 7, 1937

USS Cincinnati Jan. 31, 1938

United States Naval Training Station San Diego, California

Navy Recruiting Station Little Rock, Ark. Sept. 30, 1938 - May 19,  1941

Rec. Station NOB June 6, 1941

USS Milwaukee June 30, 1941 Port of Spain Trinidad Sept. 27, 1941

USS Nashville Mar. 31, 1942 - July, 31, 1943 The Doolittle
Raid, Kiska, Kodiak, Guadalcanal, Savo Islands, "The Slot"

USNH Mare Island Sept. 25, 1943

Recship Oct. 6, 1943

Debased Ind. Comd. Dec. 1, 1943

Naval Operation Base Terminal Island, California May, 24, 1944 - Dec. 31, 1945

Discharged after 20 years to the Navy Reserve Jan. 15, 1945

Sincerely,

Frank Walker

A picture of Frank B. Walker and his wife in 1936
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