Resident is Lucky in Love and War

Posted: August 10th, 2023

During his 100 years of life, World War II pilot Richard “Dick” Walter has had quite the journey, finding love on the links and adventure in the skies.

The walls of this Army Air Force veteran’s cozy apartment at Chateau Madeline in Melbourne are covered with pictures and memorabilia of his exciting history.

Well known around the senior living facility for his interesting stories, Walter is quick to share details about his time in the military, especially his time flying “The Hump,” a military route over the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountains used to resupply Allied Troops in China.

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