He was all about the Army. Everybody just looked up to him, because he was so smart.... He never made a soldier do something he wouldn't do himself.
— Cpl. Ashley Walker, wife
Walker was one of two soldiers killed May 13, in Bowri Tana, Afghanistan, when their vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device.
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Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, Hesperia
William J. Gilbert, 24, Hacienda Heights
Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, Palmdale
Herman Mackey III, 30, Bakersfield
Trinidad Santiago Jr., 25, San Diego
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