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Army Sgt. 1st Class Johnny C. Walls

Died November 2, 2007 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

41, of Bremerton, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Nov. 2 in Uruzgan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire during combat operations.

Riley soldier from Washington killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

FORT RILEY, Kan. — An Army adviser from Fort Riley was killed Friday in an attack in Afghanistan, the Army said Monday.

Killed was Sgt. 1st Class Johnny C. Walls, 41, of Bremerton, Wash. He was killed after being attacked by small arms fire in Uruzgan, Afghanistan. Walls was a cannon crew member serving on a transition team assigned to the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley. Transition teams serve as advisers to the Afghanistan military and police.

Walls entered the Army in September 1985 and deployed with his transition team in April, his second tour related to the U.S. war on terrorism.

To date, 138 Fort Riley soldiers and airmen have been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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