Sgt Allan Kendall Walker

Sgt Allan Kendall Walker

Birth
California, USA
Death 6 Apr 2004 (aged 28)
Anbar, Iraq
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot 9 N-4
Memorial ID 8639641 · View Source
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Walker's grandfathers had fought in the Pacific during World War II, an uncle in Vietnam, a great-grandfather in World War I and more than a few family members in the Civil War. But as a teenager, Walker cut a different swath in life. He had a voracious appetite for literature, a knack for writing, a green Mohawk haircut and a disregard for classroom discipline. In 1994, tired of flipping burgers at a fast-food restaurant, he surprised his parents by joining the Marines. For three years before being shipped out to Iraq in February, the former rebel was a drill instructor instilling discipline in young recruits, or "boots," as they are called in the corps. As a drill instructor, his "boots" nicknamed Walker "The Beast" because of his intimidating presence and his thundering, raspy voice. "I had my doubts about him and the Marines, knowing how my son rebelled against authority," said his father, Ken. "When he came back from boot camp, I was so proud. They took a punk kid and turned out a young man with a sense of honor." Staff Sgt. Allan K. Walker, 28, of Lancaster was killed during a battle in Al Anbar province. He was among 24 Camp Pendleton Marines killed in April, 2004, the majority, like Walker, from the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. "I am proud of my son. I have been proud of my son since he was born," said his mother, Nancy.


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S SGT US MARINE CORPS 2nd BN 4th MAR

Gravesite Details Operation Iraqi Freedom KIA

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  • Created by: Joe Walker
  • Added: 15 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8639641
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Allan Kendall Walker (9 Apr 1975–6 Apr 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8639641, citing Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Joe Walker (contributor 23317045) .