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 3,000 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.
Those who wish may contribute to his memorial fund. Checks should be made out to "BSA" with "James V. Walker memorial fund" clearly noted and sent to:
Mr. Roy Wallace
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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