Walker, I just want you to know that I share in your loss. Although I served over 10 years with your mother, "Major V", in the Georgia State Defense Force, it was only over the past year that she and I became close friends. We enjoyed impromptu lunches and movies, and I looked forward to continuing fun activities as our friendship grew. You've lost a parent, others have lost a friend and colleague, and the state of Georgia has lost a dedicated citizen and Patriot. Godspeed, Vereen.