3 June 1922– 3 April 1985
Walter Baxter was a native of Brooklyn, and was raised in Long Island, New York. He was commissioned in March 1943 and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was stationed in Italy and flew bombing missions over Germany. He also served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was stationed in Morocco for two years, Japan for three years and Thailand. He was one of the few triple rated pilots (Command Pilot, Navigator, and Bombardier) in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the USAF in 1977.
The “Lt Col Walter L. Baxter, Jr., USAF Designated Scholarships” were established in his memory by his wife, Evelyn Sue Baxter.