Flag folding ceremony honors WWII vet

SHERBURNE – The Patriot Guard Riders on Saturday held a flag folding ceremony honoring World War II veteran Kenneth Maxwell Walter, Sergent Company K, 16th Infantry.

Walter, who was killed in action, was among the first servicemen to be mobilized for overseas duty as part of the First Infantry Division after he enlisted on Oct. 8, 1940, at the age of 20. His service led him to landings in North Africa, Sicily and Normandy, ultimately earning him high honors recognition including a Purple Heart and a Silver Star – both posthumous.

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