Walter Toler reveals combat experiences during Korean War

By Dave Taylor

Walter Toler has lived a long, interesting life, but the 91-year-old almost didn’t make it out of his 20s after getting caught out on his own during the Korean War and having to call in an air strike on his own position.

Toler, who grew up in Lewisport on a farm adjoining the family farm of his future wife, Betty Chappell, was a young Army artilleryman fighting in Korea when he strayed off to get a high viewpoint of the area and the scenery but was soon in the path of approaching enemy soldiers.

“I was up there one time and taking some pictures and I wasn’t paying any attention and took several pictures and it was a pretty day,” he said.

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