Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Gary W Walters Jr

Victoria, Texas

April 24, 2005

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
31 Army Spc

1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division

Fort Stewart, Georgia

 Died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.


From Michele Carter 01/04/06:

Since this was our first holiday without my brother, it was not a very festive one. My mom has not been the same since she received the knock on the door that dark Sunday in April nor do I think she ever will be. We are able to laugh now when we think of Gary's crazy antics but the realization we will never hear his voice or see his face haunts our every thought. My brother's death was a great tragedy for my family but the aftermath it caused has been even greater. He leaves behind five beautiful children; two whom will never have had a chance to meet him. 

I have attached a picture of my brother, CPL Gary W Walters, Jr., for your use on your website. I have also forwarded the link to your website to other members of my family. Thank you for taking the time to honor my brother. My family finds comfort in knowing his sacrifice did mean something.

Michele Carter
Proud Sister of CPL Gary Walters

From Michele Carter 01/04/06:

Thank you for creating this website and honoring those who gave their lives such as my brother. This was our first holiday without him, and it was not an easy one. Thankfully my brother lives on in the eyes of his children for without them, he would truly be gone. To my brother, I love and miss you more each day. As your unit prepares for redeployment, the thought of knowing you will not be on the parade field is an unbearable one especially because you were the only one not to make it home (not that I would wish this nightmare on another family). God has a plan for all of us, and you truly believed when your time was up, it was up. You even had the foresight to know you were not going to make it home although I scoffed at you for such a thought (as I did Mom). Your sacrifice will not be forgotten baby brother...I am truly proud to be your sister. You are my HERO!!

From Sandra Floyd  01/05/06:

Thank you for this website. Your efforts honor the men and women who gave their all when required to. They will live forever in our hearts. Websites such as this ensure that there is a face to go with the names that appear on the casualty lists. This is important to me because they are heroes, yes, but they are also people who had hopes and dreams; they are not just names on a list.

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