Pfc Morris L. Walker
Born: April 6, 1986
Died: August 18, 2009 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan
Pfc Morris L. Walker of Fayetteville, North Carolina, attended Fayetteville Academy graduating from the small, independent college preparatory school in 2004. Known as, “Mo” he then attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill from 2004-2008. At UNC, Mo knew just about everyone and he had a great sense of humor. During his junior year he and a peer threw a joint birthday party, inviting more than 3000 people. “Mo” was confident and wise beyond his years, loving life and living it to the fullest. He never wanted a desk job. He felt he was better suite for the military and was prepared to go to war. He deployed to Afghanistan in April 2009 and was scheduled to spend a year there, with plans to return for two weeks of leave around Christmas. He was killed at age 23 while on patrol in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He leaves his mother, Burglinde, two sisters, Sabina and Alicia, and a brother, Woolfgang. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen.
501st Parachute Infantry Regiment
4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team
25th Infantry Division
Fort Richardson, Alaska
Burial is at Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville, North Carolina
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