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Nov. 08, 2018 #33-312 PB1
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WWII veteran Walter Halloran at his home in Rochester in 2007. Halloran, who served in the army as a videographer, received the French Legion of Honor Medal. On the wall behind Halloran is the plaque bestowing the honor.

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Lives They Lived: Chatfield man filmed World War II and other US conflicts

By Jeff Kiger
jkiger@postbulletin.com


Chatfield native Walter Halloran was a husband, father, pilot and photographer, but he is best known as a U.S. combat soldier in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

As a photographer and videographer in World War II, he documented the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, the first Allied crossing of the Rhine River and the liberation of the German concentration camp at Buchenwald.

Halloran died at the age of 95 on Oct. 18. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield.

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Chatfield native Walter Halloran