LTC Walter P. Lukens (Ret.)

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HQ CO 3 BN 1951; Bronze Star; West Point graduate-1947; served for 20 yrs (Deceased 2009)


Walter P. Lukens, 85, who retired in 1967 from the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps at the rank of lieutenant colonel and became an executive with the military contractor Litton Industries, died Oct. 9 at Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Alexandria. He had Alzheimer’s disease. Col. Lukens served 20 years in the Army and was a decorated combat veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Stanford University law school in 1955 and subsequently served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He joined Litton after his military retirement and became director of the Washington office and a corporate vice president. He retired in 1991. Walter Patrick Lukens was a native of Merced, Calif., and a 1947 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. In 1989, President George H.W. Bush singled out Col. Lukens at the unveiling ceremony for the design of the Korean War Veterans Memorial for Col. Lukens’s combat service. In addition to corporate board memberships, Col. Lukens’s memberships included Army Navy Country Club in Arlington County. He was an Alexandria resident and had a second home on Nantucket Island, Mass. He enjoyed skiing. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sylvia Canova Lukens of Alexandria; a sister; and a brother. Copied from

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