Walter R. Summerford, WWII Veteran, Essex, 17 Sep

Sadly another of the greatest generation standing down.

Walter Summerford, 87, joined the army during World War II and volunteered into the 101st Airborne. He jumped into Normandy, into Holland, and took the long truck ride to Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. On Christmas Eve, 1944, he was taken prisoner during the Germans’ last, organized attempt to overrun the town. One of his eyes froze shut during his initial handling and transport.

After the war, he eventually settled in Baltimore for work, married and had three children with his wife of 64 years, Edith. He retired from the railroad, having served in both freight and passenger.

Walt is the father-in-law of one of the MD Ride Captains.  Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

Ride Captain:  Russ Burks, Sr., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, 17 Sep 2011
Rally Location:  Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21221 (Essex)
Rally time:  1015-1030 hrs
We will place our flag lines for the funeral service here.  Please be fully fueled and ready to roll upon arrival.  Immediately following services we will join the procession to Holly Hills Memorial Gardens for interment.

Check the weather and dress appropriately for the ride and flag line.  Cage or scoot doesn’t matter.  Only your presence matters.

We know it is short notice, but please try to come out and show support for this family and this POW’s Service.  This is what we do.

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