Private Walter A. Ford, US Army, was a member of the 117th Infantry Regiment, Tennesse National Guard, of the 30th Infantry Division. The Regiment went ashore on Omaha Beach on D-Day +4. In July it was moved into the line to support and relieve the 29th Division, which had been heavily engaged since D-Day with many casualties.
The 30th Division moved into the Normandy region attacking towards St Lo during July 1944.
Private Ford died of wounds received on the 28th of July 1944. He is interred at Normandy American Cemetery, E,8,41, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
Awards include the Purple Heart.