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02-24-2016, 06:36 PM

Master Chief Robert Walker got the news that he’d be the third master chief petty officer of the Navy in September 1975.

But when he called his wife with the news, she wasn’t sure he’d gotten he job — she couldn’t understand his words, because he was crying into the phone and it wasn't until he got home later that day that she knew for sure.

It’s a story that his wife, Fran, has told many times over the years and one that current Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens recounted during Walker's memorial service Tuesday in Norfolk, Virginia, to illustrate what kind of sailor — and chief petty officer — Walker was.