Technician 4th Class Walter M. Banner was born in 1917. He was the son of Frank and Ella Banner. He was the brother of Avery Banner, Anna L. Banner, Chester Banner, Bonnie Banner, and Rosie Banner. He served in the European theater of the war in the 17th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division. He was killed in action in Germany on Tuesday, April 10, 1945. He is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten (Plot C, Row 13, Grave 31). He was awarded a Bronze Star.
- Rank: Technician 4th Class
- Date of death: 10 April 1945
- County: Knox
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 17th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
- Sponsored by: Robert L. Rubright
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