|Nam District, Daegu, South Korea|
Official crest of United States Army Garrison Daegu
|Controlled by||United States Army|
|In use||1950 - present|
Camp Walker is an U.S. military base in Daegu, South Korea. Camp Walker was named in 1951 after General Walton Walker, commander of the Eighth Army who was killed in a jeep crash in December 1950 during the Korean War. Camp Walker, Camp Henry, and Camp George are the three U.S. military bases in Daegu, part of the U.S. Army Garrison Daegu. Camp Walker spans 94 acres (0.38 km2) and contains military family housing for about 100 military and civilian families. Also on Camp Walker are Daegu Middle High School, a DoDEA school serving 7th to 12th graders; the main Exchange and DeCA Commissary; the Camp Walker Army Lodge; the Evergreen Golf Course; Kelly Gym and Athletic Field; and several Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) clubs.
Detachment F of the USAF 3rd Air Rescue Squadron operating Sikorsky H-5s and later Sikorsky H-19s was based at K-37 from January-June 1951. One H-5 remained at K-37 while the rest of the unit moved forward to K-16.
On 2 February 1951 H-5G #48-0530 was written off in a crash 8 miles (13 km) west of K-37.
Department of Defense housing was opened on the base in 1959.
The airfield remains in use as a heliport designated H-805.
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