Post 15: Walter Walsh, FBI
Updated: Jun 13
Walter Walsh had a long and illustrious career with the FBI and served with distinction in the Marine Corps. He attained the rank of Colonel, served as a shooting instructor and was on the US Olympic shooting team as well. This photo shows him at an Evaluators Ltd. sales event. The portly Brigadier General Van Orden and Flora “ Beanie” Van Orden are the 2
individuals at the left in the photo. You can rest assured that several Heiser and Berns-Martin holsters were on display on the tables. The sign visible over Col. Walsh’s shoulder now hangs in my holster room.
Note from Red:
And on the subject of Evaluators, may I add this info recently received here from John:
And from John's personal collection:
And news that Paris Theodore was soliciting the business of Evaluators (below). It's addressed to Flora Van Orden; the General himself died 1967 that was the year before Jack Martin of Berns-Martin died. All of Paris' gunleather publicity, including for his dancer/choreographer wife, is 1968-70; at which time the ASP pistol's publicity began.