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Former Army Paratrooper finds new calling mentoring youth

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Wilfred Jr. Walker, known affectionately by the community as “Pop,” is a dedicated family man. Pop has a remarkable family tree that includes 8 children, 47 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. In 1980, he joined the United States Army Airborne so he could provide for his children at the time. During his military career, he participated in 134 jumps.

“The first jump is always terrifying. You must take a leap of faith, literally in this case. After the first jump, I was eager to do more,” Pop shared.

During his time with the Army, he was an infantryman first and foremost. He also assumed the responsibility of a supply sergeant. In this role, his primary duty was to ensure that every member of his unit had access to the required essential provisions.

In his post-military life, Pop discovered a new calling in mentoring youth, which became a source of great fulfillment for him. This newfound purpose ultimately led him to his current part-time position at the Auburndale Community Center.

Pop found a new calling mentoring youth. This led him to his part-time position at the Auburndale Community Center. He found it important to mentor his own children too.

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