LAURA M. WALKER

1LT, Engineers

Fort Hood, Texas (Military Family)

Delak, Afghanistan; KIA – IED

First Lieutenant Laura M. Walker was assigned to the 864th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Provisional), Fort Lewis, WA. She was killed August 18, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated underneath her Humvee during ground assault convoy operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Laura is survived by her mother Valerie Walker, her father Keith Walker, her sister Audrey, and her brothers Duncan and Brian Walker.

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First Lieutenant Laura M. Walker was killed August 18, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated underneath her Humvee during ground assault convoy operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Walker was assigned to the 864th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Provisional), Fort Lewis, WA.  

Walker was born into a military family. She lived in 18 different cities and three different countries in her lifetime, and she attended 10 different schools.  Walker attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where she excelled in leadership positions such as Cadet 1SG and CSM and was elected class secretary for the class of 2003.

She loved her experience at West Point, as well leading her soldiers.  

Walker was known by family, friends and fellow soldiers as someone who loved life, was passionate and dedicated, and strong mentally, physically, and spiritually.  She was known as an exemplary officer who made others want to be better versions of themselves.

Walker is survived by her mother, Valerie Walker, her father Keith Walker, her sister Audrey, and her brothers Duncan and Brian Walker.

 

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  • Jenny Hartsock
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    We miss Laura and the gifts she left on this earth. Be thou at peace… well done, Laura.

  • Melissa
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    Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. Prayers for your family.

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