Death of John A. Walker

July 28, 1937 - August 28, 2014
North Carolina | Age 77

Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison
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MICHAEL BIESECKER, The Associated Press

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — 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, officials said Friday.

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. The cause of death was not immediately released. He was 77.

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