Veteran of the Month
Richard L. Walker
VCC is proud to announce that Richard L. Walker is the “client of the month” for February 2015.
As an Army Sargent, Richard served in a military adviser group to the Korean Army between 1965 and 1967. When he returned, he entered the Marine Corps and also served in the state guard. Military service was in his blood. His father was an army paratrooper and was part of the Normandy invasion.
He subsequently moved to Texas and became a deputy police officer. His dad was the sheriff. While working as a deputy, Richard met his wife, Katherine. He pulled her over for a broken taillight. “I told her she could marry me or get a ticket,” he said. “And she didn’t have money for the ticket.”
They have been married for 46 years and have three children. The couple traveled extensively, having visited 36 countries and every state in the U.S. They have also been on 11 cruises together.
Their oldest child recently retired after 26 years in the Army. Their daughter served 23 years in the Coast Guard. Their youngest son is COO.
Richard is a life-long musician who started playing in his uncle’s band at the age of nine. He sings, as well as plays guitar, bass, drums and harmonica. Today, he still plays gigs at Knights of Columbus Halls, bars and at senior-living facilities.
Richard is tremendously appreciative of the care VCC has provided for his family. His wife lives with Alzheimer’s and the assistance VCC delivers makes a big difference in their lives.