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Navy officer who spied for
Soviet Union with his son and
brother in ´most devastating
leak in US military history´
dies in prison

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:ScarletPimpernel, 8/29/2014 4:05:32 PM

A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina. Retired Navy Warrant Officer John A. Walker Jr. died Thursday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said. [Snip] Walker was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in 1985 to passing secrets to the Soviets while he was a shipboard communications officer.

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Smert spionem. Death to spies. Walker did incredible damage to the United States by his treachery. No pity for traitors!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 8/29/2014 4:09:30 PM     (No. 9986325)

Known as "Johnny Walker the Red" back in the day. Good riddance.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 8/29/2014 4:14:08 PM     (No. 9986330)

Let´s drink to his death! Best news of day! Despicable Pos! Signed a Navy Vet - Radioman 2nd Class. Betrayed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 8/29/2014 4:18:09 PM     (No. 9986331)

Thank you for your service, #2. My husband is also retired from the Navy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball, 8/29/2014 4:22:29 PM     (No. 9986337)

I was in the fleet when he and his son were selling Navy secrets. I hope he got gang raped before he died.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 8/29/2014 4:33:00 PM     (No. 9986343)

I too was in service at the time ... chasing Soviet subs around the north Atlantic when he first began his treachery.
I don´t care the article referring to him as a Retired Navy Warrant Office. Should that not have been stripped from him?
I am glad to see that he had to serve his entire sentence and that Whitworth is still serving his sentence .... although I don´t think he´ll make his full 365 years.
All for money. Spit.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/29/2014 4:40:26 PM     (No. 9986350)

I am not familiar with the case but can still pose the question: what would his penalty be if done today?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jfodoch, 8/29/2014 4:42:31 PM     (No. 9986352)

He should have died in 1985, with malice!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 8/29/2014 4:45:10 PM     (No. 9986355)

RIH

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kono, 8/29/2014 4:49:19 PM     (No. 9986356)

A nephew of his was a classmate of mine in HS near Norfolk when this s*** hit the fan. Good for him he wasn´t old enough to have any value as a potential recruit, but the down side of that was that he was totally blindsided, and it absolutely devastated him.

I hope my classmate and the others in that family who did not get involved back then can find some closure (and maybe some solace from that).

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 8/29/2014 6:22:58 PM     (No. 9986434)

I was a Marine in the ´60´s and served in Vietnam. I was finishing a beer when I happened on this story. Now I´m gonna go crack another one and drink to this scumbag´s luck. AMF!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Noj15, 8/29/2014 6:27:39 PM     (No. 9986439)

Smell ya later...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/29/2014 10:12:05 PM     (No. 9986638)

There was a time when the USA executed traitors. Then the Democrats took over Congress and the Supreme Court and protected themselves from facing death for their treasonous behavior.

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