15 March, 1941–29 April, 2017
John Padraic “Jack” Walsh attended Boston College and joined the Army at age 22. He served 14 years on active duty, including two combat tours in Vietnam, and was a member of both the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. He earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, along with other honors.
He left service as a captain in 1977 to attend law school at Georgetown University. After receiving his Juris Doctorate, he began a second career as an antitrust attorney for telecommunications firms in New York.
In retirement, he moved to Maryland and served as a volunteer, including as a court-appointed advocate for vulnerable children through Anne Arundel County CASA.
He also was a competitive pistol shooter and a member of Anne Arundel Fish and Game Conservation Association. He served as Vice President in 2008, helped revise the Association Bylaws, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2009; he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2013 until his passing.
The Precision Pistol Committee hosts an annual Regional Revolver Championship dedicated in Jack’s memory.