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Walter John Victor
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Walter John Victor, 97, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 14, 2014.

Born in DuPont, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank and Agnes Victor.

His son, Johnny Victor, also preceded him in death.

Walter served in the U.S. Army during World War II, landing the in the second wave on Utah Beach at Normandy.

Walter received the French Legion of Honor medal in 2010 in appreciation for his wartime service. He was also one of the first troops to liberate Dachau Concentration Camp.

For 40 years, Walter was the official photographer for the Atlanta Braves. Twelve of his pictures are housed in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. He was a member of the Etowah Masonic Lodge where he was a Master Mason and received a 65 year apron. He also was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Ruth Victor of Dawsonville; sons, Tony Van and Lynn Victor of Hogansville, Tommy and Mary Victor of McDonough; daughter, Ann Margaret and David Johnston of Gainesville; daughter-in-law, Bobbi Victor of Smyrna; brother, Frank Victor of Waterbury, Conn.; six much loved grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at a later date at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.