MEMORIAL Signs For The FALLEN
UNITED STATES ARMY
Unveiled on State Route 247
Bernardino, California ____ The California Department of Transportation
(Caltrans) joined family, friends, local leaders, and other countless
individuals to honor the life of United States Army Sergeant Brian Walker with
the unveiling of two highway memorial signs bearing his name, Wednesday
November 29, 2017.
signs will be placed from the intersection of State Route 247 and Allen Way to Camp
Rock Road. The memorial signs will serve
as permanent reminders of Sergeant Walker’s bravery and sacrifice in preserving
our nation’s freedoms.
the unveiling ceremony, Caltrans District 8 Director John Bulinski stated “Sergeant Brian Walker made the ultimate
sacrifice to preserve our freedoms and values that we as Americans hold dear.
Today serves as a small token in showing our appreciation for Sergeant Walker’s
bravery and selflessness in service to our country.”
Jay Obernolte of the 33rd District, commented, “I hope that every time someone drives by
these signs and reads these words that they reflect, even just for a moment, on
the sacrifices that people like Sergeant Brian Walker have made for our
United States Army Sergeant
Brian L. Walker joined
the U.S. Army in August 2007 and was assigned to Joint Base
Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.
Sgt. Brian L. Walker 25, of Lucerne Valley,
California; was assigned to 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade
Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.
May 13, 2012, while serving during ‘Operation
Enduring Freedom’ in Bowri Tana, Afghanistan, Sgt. Walker tragically died of his injuries caused by an
improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army Pfc. Richard L. McNulty Illinois
when the two military policemen’s vehicle that Sgt. Walker was commanding, hit
a roadside bomb. Three other U.S. Army
soldiers were wounded when their vehicle hit a bomb in Khost Province,
thoughts and prayers of everyone at Caltrans are with the family and friends of
Sergeant Brian Walker.