The last "Dead Drop" used by John Walker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member marylandgeocacher
N 39° 07.581 W 077° 22.970
18S E 294021 N 4333501
Quick Description: This is where it happened - - the exact location of the last "Dead Drop" used by the Navy Spy Johhny Walker.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2006 3:21:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMM0H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 207

Long Description:
The most notorious and publicized spot where Johnny Walker ‘Red’ deposited what proved to be his last package for his KGB handler on 19 May 1985 was located in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Partnership Road. Before he was nabbed, Walker had parked his car under a large oak tree at the site and he hid the booty behind a nearby utility pole, about 20 feet from the tree. At the time, it was identified by the number M14562 nailed on it. The number on the pole is now is VZ14562 and is in black letters on an orange background. The FBI later calculated the site where Walker left the brown grocery bag full of national secrets was exactly 24.9 miles from the White House.

Information provided by:
Linda McCarthy
History is a Hoot, Inc.

Date of crime: 05/19/1985

Public access allowed: yes

Fee required: no

Web site: [Web Link]

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