James V. Walker 1976-2003

James V. Walker Remembered...


Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Member James V. Walker was killed in a traffic accident on April 9th, 2003, near Jackson, Mississippi. He was a reporter for the Jackson Clarion Ledger newspaper and was in-route to interview the parents of a young soldier killed in Iraq. James was 26.

James was the youth founder of the training organization which is now The NBO Scout Training Team. He was the original youth BAT "Basic Aid Training" Instructor and was instrumental in establishing The American Red Cross BAT program as a fun way for WEBELOS to earn the Readyman activity in the Sam Houston Area Council. Nearly 5,000 fourth and fifth grade boys and girls have attended youth-taught NBO Scout Training Classes and earned their BAT Patch since James founded the program.


James will live forever in the hearts of those that knew him.






News stories about James...

April 10, 2003
C-L reporter killed in accident

April 11, 2003
Tragedy strikes our newspaper family

April 17, 2003
McCullough grad Killed in auto accident

April 21, 2004
Late reporter's 'Tree Walk' comes to life

May 04, 2004
Reporter's name among 53 added to memorial - AP/The Clarion-Ledger

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