Alton J. Walters retires from Army Corps of Engineers
Alton J. Walters, chief engineer on the U.S. Army Corps-Vicksburg District’s Motor Vessel Benyaurd, has retired with over 39 years of service. Walters first began working for the Corps in 1974 as a tying tool mechanic on the Mat Sinking Unit where he also served as a diesel electric striker and a tying tool repairer leader. He then held the positions of striker, second assistant engineer, first assistant engineer and chief engineer, diesel towboat, on the Benyaurd.
Col. John W. Cross, commander of the Vicksburg District, presented Walters the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service for exceptionally meritorious service with the Vicksburg District throughout his 39-year career.
Walters received an associate of arts degree from Copiah Lincoln Community College in heavy equipment mechanics. He is a native of Crystal Springs where he resides with his wife, the former Erny Redfern of Star. They are the parents of four children and have one grandchild.
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