Mickey Walker, born in Rosebud and raised in the rest of Texas, degreed from Kansas University, played varsity football on athletic scholarship, with Gayle Sayers, John Hadl and other much more famous athletes.
Naval Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island, Ensign, 1964. Served in two deployments to Viet Nam between 1964-1965 where, as Gunnery Officer, USS Sumner County (LST 1148), supported river and bay ops (all US branches of military services) between Da Nang Harbor and city of Da Nang, Viet Nam.
Lieutenant Junior Grade, Field Command, Defense Atomic Support Agency, Sandia Base, New Mexico (1965-1967), taught officers of all military services nuclear physics courses, nuclear weapons principles, and nuclear weapons disaster control operations. Served as Secretary of the United States Joint Services NETOPS Team that handled, fixed, and decontaminated nuclear accidents worldwide.
Plant Supervisor, Lieutenant, Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, nuclear weapons assembly plant (1967-1969) Supervised retrofits of and modifications to Navy weapons of the Atlantic Coast Naval Fleet. Compiled and authored comprehensive Disaster Control Manual for Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, received commendation.
Sawmill production, (1970-1985) Sales/Marketing rep for Duke City Lumber Company, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander, U S Navy Reserve.
Broker, Municipal Bond Underwriter, Juran and Moody, of Houston, Texas (1985-1998), retired in 1998. Held Series 7 Broker’s License from 1986-2000. As a securities broker, he refused to sell or trade even one derivative or a CMO, now known to be the root cause of America’s financial current devastation, bank failures, and mortgage meltdown of subprime mortgage derivatives that bankrupted America in 2008.
From his love of the outdoors and fishing, came the awareness that smokestack industries (mainly coal-fired electric plants) were spewing mercury and other harmful chemicals into the air and into every cc of water in any and all bodies of water in every state in the United States. Mickey has dedicated himself to writing in hopes that we will clean up and restore our country’s forests and waterways to acceptable standards, to where we can eat more than 8 ounces of fish per month without fear of mercury poisoning.
Mickey has written political and outdoor sports articles for several area newspapers and magazines for the past 30 years. Regular columnist, “The Political Junkies” Magazine for two years. Now retired, he travels to all points of the globe with wife Andrea and Bichon Frise, Quinn, fishing and chasing the eternal child still within.
Recent Essays by Mickey Walker
By Mickey Walker-May 19, 2013
A cousin emailed me a while back about the horrible Obama administration and how it is running America into the ditch. You know the drill: deficit spending, worst record of new debt for any president in history, elaborate wasting of government resources like when Michelle Obama flies to Europe on shopping sprees courtesy of us taxpayers. I find myself awash in a sea of mud and muck when it gets heaped on so thick that it is obvious that big money (on either side) is behind...
By Mickey Walker - 05.05.13
When I was a young boy in oil-rich South Texas my father worked at Gulf Refinery in Port Arthur at the Barrel House. That was a manual labor position where you hoisted and carried and transferred big barrels of grease and lube oil on wagons pulled by mules sometimes. It was wartime during WWII and you had to work, i.e., you had no choice. See, Uncle Sam had declared the oil refining business one most critical to the
By Mickey Walker-April 21, 2013
The world as we know it has become a weird series of incomprehensible twistings of truth, reality, and meaning. We put our trust in people like Laffer who had a “Curve” to tell us how to borrow and spend to create jobs and prosperity. It didn’t. Alan Greenspan had his own formula he just “knew” would be the economic medicine for a healthy America. We overdosed. And later, Greenspan admitted that he...