The world became less wonderful, but Heaven rejoiced, on Saturday as retired Brigadier General Mike Walker lifted off to attend his next and most important Commander's Call. Diagnosed with prostate cancer just before Desert Shield, General Mike fought a long battle with the illness that finally claimed his life.
He was one of the best men ever to wear a blue uniform, and the Air Force was blessed to have his lifetime of dedicated service. We were blessed to know and serve with this good man. He commanded the 439th Airlift Wing during tough times, and was the kind of man we all wanted to be like if we ever grew up.