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Soldier from California killed in Afghanistan

May 15, 2012 |  4:10 pm

WalkerA U.S. Army soldier from California has been killed in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

Sgt. Brian Walker, 25, from Lucerne Valley in San Bernardino County, was killed Sunday in Bowri Tana in the eastern region of Afghanistan near the Pakistan border. Walker and Pfc. Richard McNulty III, 22, of Rolla, Missouri, were killed when their vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device.

Walker and McNulty were assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Walker, who enlisted in 2007, was on his second deployment to Afghanistan.


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Photo: Sgt. Brian Walker. Credit: U.S. Army