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George Bruce Walters PFC US ARMY 82nd Airborne Division, 508 PIR

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    George Bruce Walters passed away December 17, 2020 in his home surrounded by loved ones at the age of 96. He was born to Rose Myrtle (Evans) and George Wilford Walters July 25, 1924 in Thomas, Idaho.

    He attended the Wilson and Riverside Schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. He took part in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II serving in the 508th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Division, as a parachute rigger and repairman. He received the Purple Heart, Good Conduct, and Victory medals along with the European African Middle Eastern Service ribbon and Parachute Infantry 45 ribbon.

    After an honorable discharge from the Army, he returned home and continued to farm at his parent's home in Riverside. He purchased land from the state along the river where he loved to play and hunt while growing up. He spent most of his life clearing the ground, hauling dirt and making it into the farmable ground that it is today. He married Daisy Verleen Borrowman on January 3, 1953. They were married for almost 68 years. George was a loving father and taught his children the importance of hard work. He was a talented welder and enjoyed designing and fabricating equipment for the farm. He was kind and easy-going, always willing to help his neighbors. An intelligent man, he loved to read about many subjects. He enjoyed boxing, played the harmonica and loved to whistle. He also had a sense of humor and loved playing games, especially checkers and cards, with the family. George enjoyed get togethers at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas where he would listen and share stories about family and friends.

    He is preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy (sister), David and Robert (sons), Bryan Hager (son-in-law), and Shawn Gardner (grandson).
    Post Register (Idaho Falls, ID) - Sunday, December 20, 2020

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