Saving Wally Walker
Left: Wally Walker. Seated: Jose Mares.
For Jose Mares, it wasn’t much of a choice: prison or war. But in Korea he excelled and had close friends, especially Wally Walker. Both of their lives take a terrible turn when Jose makes a promise he isn’t able to keep.
Thank you to the Veterans History Project for providing audio for this story. To hear other veterans’ stories, go to http://loc.gov/vets.
Producer: Stephanie Foo