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Tuesday November 13th, 2018 12:27AM

Dawsonville man who was official photographer for the Braves for 40 years dies

By Ken Stanford Reporter
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DAWSONVILLE - Walter John Victor, 97, of Dawsonville, died on Tuesday after a short hospitalization. <br /> <br /> Victor spent 40 years as the official photographer for the Atlanta Braves and twelve of his pictures are housed in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.. . <br /> <br /> Victor served in the U.S. Army during World War II, landing in the 2nd wave on Utah Beach at Normandy on D-Day. He received the French Legion of Honor medal in 2010 in appreciation for his wartime service and was also with one of the first troops to liberate Dachau Concentration Camp. <br /> <br /> In an AccessNorthGa.com interview in 2004 on the 60th anniversary of D-Day, Victor recalled the Normandy landing this way: "Bullets were whizzing by you, but, at least if they were whizzing by you, you were still alive because they were missing you. Before we started going ashore, you could hear them 'pinging' against the boat."<br /> (See earlier story. Link below.)<br /> <br /> The funeral will be held at 5:00 Friday in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming.<br /> <br /> (A full obituary can be found on the AccessNorthGa.com Obituaries Page.)
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