Died 7 May 1942
Officially declared dead 8 May 1943
He is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines

Walker Tacket served on the U.S.S. Sims (DD409).
The U.S.S. Sims was hit by Japanese bombers and sank in the Coral Sea on May 7, 1942.

Walker Tackett was born on the 14th of January 1922. He was the oldest and well loved son of Joseph and Peggy Tackett of Clinchmore, TN.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of death: 7 May 1942
  • County: Campbell
  • Hometown: Clinchmore
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Sims (DD-409)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Coral Sea
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Top Panel
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