Walter's art has played an enormous part in 84th Infantry Division history. In it he captured the spirit of the soldiers who served in the division, the sacrifices they made, and the humor which kept us striving day after day through the Siegfried Line, the Battle of the Bulge in the Belgium Ardennes, and across Central Europe to the West bank of the Elbe River, about forty-five kilometers from Berlin, at war's end.
His paintings, reproduced in Theodore Draper's division history, "The 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of Germany" and on display at Railsplitter reunions over the years, are seared in our memories where they have contributed greatly to the preservation of the division's contributions to the success of the war in Europe.
Walter H. Chapman's likes will never be seen again. May he rest forever in peace.
Allan W. Howerton
Rifleman, Messenger, and Communications Sergeant
Company K, 335th Infantry
84th Division (Railsplitters)
This board is dedicated to the memory of CAPTAIN LEONARD REED CARPENTER, Company Commander, November 19, 1944 - March 27, 1945.
BOARD HOST: Allan W. Howerton (E-mail: Allanhowerton@aol.com)