Julian Walton: Great-Grandfather and Servant

My grandfather-in-law, now a great-grandfather to my children, is named Julian Walton. I like the designation of “great” for him, because not only is he a great family man, but also a great servant to our nation.

Julian Walton

He is among the few veterans of the Second World War still gracing our planet. He was at the Battle of the Bulge and also served as a guard at the Nuremberg trials following the War. 

I recently finished a book about World War II (The Bedford Boys) and it gave me a greater appreciation for the courage and sacrifice these men and women put forth so that future generations (like us) could live in freedom and peace. War is a terrible thing, but people like Julian who enter headlong into it for the greater cause of freedom are far from terrible. They are heroes.

I am proud to be his grandson-in-law and wish to honor him for his service this Veteran’s Day. 

Below is an image of an article that Julian’s local newspaper did on him for Veteran’s Day (The Chatham Star Tribune). Open the images and zoom in to read it.

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Dr. Jesse Joyner travels nationwide as a speaker and entertainer. His primary role is that of a performing juggler spreading joy and the love of learning to family and kids events. H earned his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids - the perfect number for juggling children.

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