Enthralled with a good adventure tale since childhood, it’s no surprise that the military significantly influenced the life of Paul D. Walker. Walker was born in Bakersfield, California, and he served two successful tours in Vietnam. As a result, he decided to continue his career there in the armored cavalry division, spending thirty years in the military and earning sixteen awards for valor and achievement.
A distinguished military graduate of Missouri State University, Walker later earned two master’s degrees in international relations and public administration from Shippensburg University. He vigorously studied American and military history and, during this time, became particularly interested in cavalry warfare. After his time in the army, Walker was a teacher of political science and history at a local university in Salt Lake City. Walker is a member of the Civil War Round Table, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Purple Heart Society, Vietnam Veterans of America, and American Legion.
Walker has published two books on military strategy and history with Pelican: The Cavalry Battle That Saved the Union: Custer vs. Stuart at Gettysburg and Truman’s Dilemma: Invasion or The Bomb. Now retired from the United States Army, Mr. Walker is married to his high-school sweetheart and is the proud father of six. He resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, and devotes his time to history, writing, and local politics. He is an avid backpacker and golfer and enjoys painting with oil and watercolors.