VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The son of convicted spy John A. Walker Jr. said Tuesday that the main reason he became a spy was his close relationship with his father.
"He was a sailor. I was a sailor. He was a private investigator and so was I," said Michael Lance Walker, 24.
"And the bottom line was I turned out to be a spy just like him," Walker said in an interview on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club." Walker was interviewed in the Federal Correctional Institution in Petersburg, where he is serving a 25-year term.
Serving on Carrier
Walker was a seaman aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz when his father was arrested for espionage on May 19, 1985. The younger Walker was arrested a few days later and charged with supplying classified documents from the ship to his father for delivery to the Soviet Union.