Air Force Vet Continues Life of Giving

A Bear's Tale: Stories of My Life

On December 7, 1982, Pearl Harbor Day, Susan Walker raised her hand and pledged her life to the United State Air Force because it was the right thing to do. Since then, Ms. Walker has changed careers several times, but has always found a way to help others through the years.

Over the past thirty plus years, she had made nearly 15,000 baby hats and hundreds of baby blankets, which she donated to hospital nurseries across the country. She has also knit thousands of hats for older children and adults for various charities.

Her latest effort at giving back donating portions of her children’s books income to charity.

Her latest, A Bear’s Tale: Stories of My Life, will benefit several veteran-oriented charities, including the American Legion, a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

A Bear’s Tale is the autobiography of Alexander T. Bear, a 98-year-old teddy bear, recounting his adventures both in and out of uniform. These twenty-four stories range from his initial adoption into the Quigglebush family from a shop in France during World War I, through horse stampedes, pirate sightings, falling out of a Marine Pedro helicopter and living to tell the tale, to meeting and having cookies with President Hoover.

Alexander is currently retired from active service and resides in New Bern, North Carolina, with his co-author. Ms. Walker has written and published over fifty stories and books for children and young adults.

A Bear’s Tale: Stories of My Life, can be purchased through

Submitted by: Author Susan Walker

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