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Army Staff Sgt. Timothy H. Walker

Died November 8, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

38, of Franklin, Tenn.; assigned to the 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Nov. 8 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Fort Carson soldier killed in Iraq trained medics

The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Fort Carson, Colo., soldier who had been helping train Iraqi medics on how to treat combat wounds has died in Baghdad.

The Department of Defense said 38-year-old Staff Sgt. Timothy H. Walker of Franklin, Tenn., died Saturday after a roadside bomb exploded near Walker’s vehicle.

Walker, a combat medic, was assigned to the 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

Walker was the medical material coordinator for the Iraqi Security Forces logistics coordination team, teaching Iraqi police officers and soldiers how to track and receive medical supplies.

Walker was also training Iraqi medics in mass casualty missions and combat lifesaver courses.

He joined the Army in 1990 and served tours in Bosnia and Kuwait. He earned the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, six Army Commendation medals and dozens of other medals and citations.

He is the 244th Fort Carson soldier to die in Iraq since the invasion.

Fallen soldier ‘would do anything for you’

The Associated Press

Staff Sgt. Timothy H. Walker provided medical training for the Iraqi army and Iraqi police officers, hoping each of his students could go back and teach their fellow countrymen.

“In the end, this will allow these medics to be more self-sufficient while gaining the respect of their peers in the Iraqi army,” wrote in September.

Walker, 38, of Franklin, Tenn., was killed Nov. 8 in Baghdad by a roadside bomb. He was assigned to Fort Carson and was his second tour of duty in Iraq.

His unit was assigned to secure Sadr City in Baghdad’s northeast region and he was providing training for the Iraqi army and Iraqi police officers at the time of his death. Walker, a 1988 high school graduate, had also done tours in Bosnia and Kuwait.

“He always had a smile on his face. He was one of those guys that would do anything for you. He just had a great disposition, always smiled whenever you talked to him,” said Ricky Jones, a school administrator. “I really appreciate what he’s done for the country.”

He is survived by his wife, Dawn, and two children, Gregory, 7, and Madison, 3.

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