As reported in The Greenville News on January 25, 2012, long time NAFUSA member Johnnie “Mac” Walters was honored in January, when he was among 150 World War II veterans who received a Legion of Honor award from the nation of France. Walters, 92, flew as a navigator on crews that made 53 combat missions in the European theatre of the war. The award was created by Napoleon in 1802 “to acknowledge services rendered to France by persons of great merit.”
Walters served as Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division in the Nixon Administration (1969-1971) and as Commissioner of Internal Revenue (1971-1973). As reported in the September 2011 NAFUSA newsletter, Walters recently published his memoirs, Our Journey, describing his distinguished career. Walters is retired and lives in Greenville, South Carolina, with Donna, his wife of 63 years.