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SPC Ryan Doran Walker

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SPC Ryan Doran Walker

Birth
Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA
Death
5 Jan 2006 (aged 25)
Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Burial
Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID
13139546 View Source

Army Spc. Ryan D. Walker

25, of Stayton, Ore.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed Jan. 5 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during convoy operations in Baghdad. Also killed was Sgt. Jason Lopez-Reyes.


Associated Press

PENDLETON, Ore. — An Army medic from Pendleton was killed in Iraq this week, one of five soldiers who died in a roadside bombing.

Pfc. Ryan Walker, who turned 25 on Dec. 30, had been in Iraq for a year and was due to come home this year. On Thursday, he was one of five soldiers killed in an attack on their Humvee south of the Iraqi city Karbala.

Walker was the son of Randy Walker of Pendleton and Louise Walker of Hermiston. Walker's father described the Pendleton High School graduate as a "friendly kid who didn't have an enemy in the world."

The medic earned a Purple Heart in April after being shot in the leg. The East Oregonian said he'd been grazed by a bullet while rushing to help soldiers hit by a car bomb in Baghdad.

A wave of post election violence in Iraq has added to military and civilian casualties. On Thursday, 11 U.S. military members died, the most in a single day since 11 Americans were killed on Dec. 1.

At least 2,194 members of the U.S. military have died since the war began, according to an Associated Press count.

According to a listing on Gov. Ted Kulongoski's Web site, 58 members of the military from Oregon or with strong Oregon ties had died in Iraq and Afghanistan before Walker's death. The East Oregonian reported that Walker is the fifth member of the military from Umatilla County to die in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Walker's father served in Vietnam, and his grandfather fought in World War II.


**Many thanks to Find A Grave contibutor Dan for taking the time to visit the final resting place of this young American hero and for adding the photograph of his memorial marker to his page.

Army Spc. Ryan D. Walker

25, of Stayton, Ore.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed Jan. 5 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during convoy operations in Baghdad. Also killed was Sgt. Jason Lopez-Reyes.


Associated Press

PENDLETON, Ore. — An Army medic from Pendleton was killed in Iraq this week, one of five soldiers who died in a roadside bombing.

Pfc. Ryan Walker, who turned 25 on Dec. 30, had been in Iraq for a year and was due to come home this year. On Thursday, he was one of five soldiers killed in an attack on their Humvee south of the Iraqi city Karbala.

Walker was the son of Randy Walker of Pendleton and Louise Walker of Hermiston. Walker's father described the Pendleton High School graduate as a "friendly kid who didn't have an enemy in the world."

The medic earned a Purple Heart in April after being shot in the leg. The East Oregonian said he'd been grazed by a bullet while rushing to help soldiers hit by a car bomb in Baghdad.

A wave of post election violence in Iraq has added to military and civilian casualties. On Thursday, 11 U.S. military members died, the most in a single day since 11 Americans were killed on Dec. 1.

At least 2,194 members of the U.S. military have died since the war began, according to an Associated Press count.

According to a listing on Gov. Ted Kulongoski's Web site, 58 members of the military from Oregon or with strong Oregon ties had died in Iraq and Afghanistan before Walker's death. The East Oregonian reported that Walker is the fifth member of the military from Umatilla County to die in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Walker's father served in Vietnam, and his grandfather fought in World War II.


**Many thanks to Find A Grave contibutor Dan for taking the time to visit the final resting place of this young American hero and for adding the photograph of his memorial marker to his page.

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  • Created by: Rosie
  • Added: 26 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 13139546
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13139546/ryan-doran-walker: accessed ), memorial page for SPC Ryan Doran Walker (30 Dec 1980–5 Jan 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13139546, citing Skyview Memorial Park, Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA; Maintained by Rosie (contributor 46776899).