Draft Registration card for Walter E. Dalton was completed
in 1941, based on his stated age of 20.
stated employer of the Ashville Cotton Mill agrees with his enlistment
record which classified his occupation as "Unskilled occupations in
manufacture of textiles"
Grave marker for Walter E. Dalton in
the Green Hills Cemetery, Asheville (Buncombe county), North Carolina.
Walter enlisted in the Army at Ft
Jackson, Columbia, SC on 31 July 1942.
Pvt Dalton completed basic
training and jump school before being transferred from the Parachute
School, Ft Benning, GA to Company D, 508th PIR on 7 August 1943.
On 28 August 1943 he was transferred to RS 990.