I remember. I bow before you with gratitude and sorrow and hope for a better world that you worked to achieve.
- a fellow American
This Memorial Day The Presidential Prayer Team for Kids of NY, saluted the life and memory of 1Lt. Laura Margaret Walker. We honor your service and will never forget you.
Never was lucky enough to serve by your side; however, with all the stories that have been told about You I can say a part of you was there in Afghanistan with all of us. Thank you for your life and strength that you gave us soldiers and for your living story of what a leader is and does. Thank you Walker family
I served with Laura in Afghanistan. She was not only my mentor but my best friend. We were platoon leaders together. She taught me all she knew. Her lost still affects me 8 years later. Love you always sis- MAJ Ashshanae Chew (Tolbert)
R.I.P. Laura Walker
The reward for the sacrifice you made for the freedom of others is Heaven--where you are now.You will not be forgotten by those who know you or those who do not. Live good in heaven with your almighty God.
Happy Birthday Laura. You are not fotgotten.
Sorry I did not post on Memorial day. I did not know you in person but I will never forget you
I served with this beautiful young lady in Garrison and over in Afghanistan. I miss her so much and I want everyone to remember her smile:-)! I will never forget her and what she taught me as a soldier and a person! If any family or friends would like to touch bases with me I would be ever so great full!
On this 2013 Memorial Day I wish to remember the service and sacrifice of Laura. May she forever rest in peace. Bridget's Mom.
Thanks Laura, we love you
On the 10th anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I stop to reflect on the life, death and legacy of Laura Walker. I will forever be indebted to her for her service to this country.
Thank you so much for your service. God bless your family.
Outstanding, Walker. The worlds' oppressed and downtrodden said please help us - and you stepped-up without delay.
Without good people like you the world would not be worth a second glance. RIP.
Thank you for the life you lived and the ideals you embraced. God grant your family and friends peace and the privilege of your memory.
God Bless you and what you did for this great nation.
You will never be forgotten
Giving thanks for all that you done for us.
Bill L, Rome NY
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
August 18, 2012
To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Laura M. Walker:
Always remembering Laura. "Some gave all."
Today we are having our annual walk for the fallen and I'm walking in your memory.
R.I.P. Laura Walker
You gave all you had to save the freedom of people whom you never knew and this is what it counts in the realm of humanity. Live good in heaven where you are now. May you have an eternal life there.
Valerie and Keith I was so heartbroken when I found out about Laura, that cute little girl I met on conwell street in Somerville Mass she was a sweetheart. My thoughts have always been with you wondering where you ever went? My youngest son Tommy found you on facebook I tried to friend you but can't for some reason. It would be so nice to talk to you like I said always wondered about you. email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Bill. Keith and I take comfort in knowing of your continued remembrance.
Happy Birthday Laura, a few days early. You are never forgotten.
God bless you and your family. You are not forgotten. Bill L. Rome NY
I never might you Laura but can't stop thinking about you and your sacrifice. I will never forget you.
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (email@example.com) is an organization with groups throughout the country who strive to send handmade prayer shawls and/ or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one in service to our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, PA would like to honor your daughter’s sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a shawl which we will mail to you. If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and addresses and what they would like to receive. We will send them as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved one who died serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address, as our organization can no longer get family contacts through the military. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
We wish to Thank You 1st Lt. Laura Walker and you Family for your Service and Sacrifice for our Country and Freedoms. Thank You and may we all "play up". God Bless you all.
To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Laura M. Walker:
Please accept my remembrance of Laura on the anniversary of her passing and know that she will never be forgotten.
Another year has passed Laura and your memory shines brightly, even for those of us who weren't fortunate enough to know you in life, learning of you only after your untimely passing.
Our wish is that your family and friends find strength and comfort at this time as they gather to remember you. God bless you Laura, may you rest in peace.
She was beautiful. Sometimes a picture can say a thousand words. I think her for her courage and bravery. May she rest in peace. God bless her and your entire family. I am very sorry for your loss.
Saluting your veteran this Memorial Day.
I recently went to the West Point Museum and saw the beautiful portrait of Lt. Walker and was so moved by it. To her family and friends I offer my deepest sympathy and prayers.
Just stopping by to let you know that you are not forgotten. Thank you for your dedication and service. Rest in Peace
I recently did a children vacation bible school. All the children are new Americans. I had the honor to remember 1st Lt. Laura Walker as the children prepared for the "Pledge of Allegiance". I shared with the children how blessed they are to live in the greatest nation in the world! Our ensign, flag stands for freedom and freedom is never free. I had 5 large American flags I asked the children, who would like to hold the flag, in honor of young brave defenders of freedom, like 1st Lt Laura Walker, who gave her life to keep Americans free. I told the children, this is why we have great respect for our flag. If you have the honor of holding our flag, it is never to touch the ground. Our flag or ensign is who we are as a people. With that, 4 little boys and 1 girl asked to hold our flag. I reminded the children, whenever you recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" remember the "New Generation which the stars have fallen up, remember Lt. Walker and all our Armed Forces protecting you today. Little Adam age 6, then led the children as we recited our "Pledge of Allegiance". The children were so careful not to let the flag touch the ground. When it came time to put the flags away one of the boys said, Chap. Desiree did I do a good job with the flag? I said, "You most certainly did!"
To 1st Lt. Laura Walker, the children of New York will never forget you. You are our hero. Because Jesus lives we know we shall see you again at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. We love and honor you. Thank you for keeping us free.
August 18, 2010 Remembering and honoring the life, service and sacrifice of this fine young American servicewoman. 1st Lt. Laura Walker represents the very best of America, and while we will always feel saddened that she wasn't granted a long life, we should be mindful of all she contributed to the world as a whole. The memories she leaves behind are many and we can only hope that all those who love her have found some peace as they reach this anniversary of her passing. God bless you Laura - rest in peace. From our Engineer family to yours - respectfully, Kim and Jim Straker, Doha, Qatar
To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Laura M. Walker:
Remembering Laura on the anniversary of her passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Thank you young patriot for your service and sacrifice for this great country. You are now home with the Lord. You will not be forgotten. Freedom certainly isn't free.
Taking time out of my busy day to remember a fallen hero. You will never be forgotten. RIP young warrior.
Dear Walker Family and Friends. I learned about Laura a few years ago and from then even though I never met her, her spirit capture me. I am presently in Spain walking 500 miles along the Camino de Santiago. It is an ancient pilgrimage to the burial place of St James, the Camino will take me approx 7 weeks to complete. To make this Camino meaningful I am doing it in Lauras honor with your permission of course. Every morning before setting out I think of her and get strength and quidance from her. It is a true honor to be doing this for her.
Dear Walker Family & Friends, As Memorial Day approaches I want to take time to honor Lt. Laura Margaret Walker's legacy. The children of NYC continue to remember all our heroes through prayer.
Once again, we praise the Lord our faith in Jesus Christ is not invain. Because Jesus lives we know Lt. Laura lives on!
As Americans we thank God for families like you who raise daughters and sons to defend Liberty. Lt. Laura Margaret Walker we honor you this day.
Laura,Be Thou at Peace -- with the thanks of a grateful nation. Your achievements stand as a great example.
Monte Parrish '67
For the loss of a child there are no words that can heal; only the tincture of time can reveal the purpose God has now sought to conceal.
To the family of 1st LT. LAURA M. WALKER, please accept my condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. Laura you will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family. R.I.P. Laura.
2005 - 2009. Time has moved on, and much has changed in the world you left in Afghanistan, but your courage, steadfast determination, resilience and character shine brighter than ever and you are not forgotten, even by those of us not privileged to know you in life. May God bless your family and friends and may you rest in peace Laura.
To the family of 1st Lt. Laura M. Walker:
Laura gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Happy Birthday Laura
I am here for you to talk with as my son, CW2 Joshua M. Tillery was killed on Jan. 26th, 2009 in Kirkuit from enemy action (helicopter pilot). All I can say is that your beloved daughter is a heroine to be sure and her life was not in vain.
God has called another soldier home. We are a family of aching hearts, we know the pain your family is experiencing. Laura's wonderful smile looks like a true indicator of the great presence you must be missing. The choice she made to serve her country in such a noble way will not be forgotten by her Gold Star family. God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Thank you Laura for being there to protect and serve our country!
In memory of my nephew
SSG Kristopher Higdon
KIA 5/22/2007 Taji, Iraq
Laura, such a beautiful smile you have and I know you must have been such a wonderful young lady. Though I don't know you or your family I do know that we are all in a family together called Gold STar Families. May God continue to bless and comfort your family.
In Memory of my son
SPC Harry (Buck) Winkler III
KIA 11/12/2006 Samarra, Iraq
CO-A 2/505th PIR 82nd Airborne
Thank you for your service to our country. May God be with you and your family. I lost my daughter last year. I pray for all our soldiers; fallen or fighting.
God Bless Sharon Lore
I want to thank Laura for fighting for this Country and for what she believed. My son is 6 years old and I pray for his safety in this world.
My condolences go out to the family for your loss of your daughter. she was a very good soldier and every one who new her will always miss her!
God be with you and your family in the time of your loss.
To the Family of Laura M.Walker,
I would like to express my condolence to the family on the loss of your dear loved, I know it has been six years but it has to be just as hard for the family.
I like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible, something Laura would have appreciated.
At Job 14:14-15-"If a man dies, shall he live again"?
The answer is Yes, because Almighty God has not only the power, but he also has the desire to resurrect persons whom he chooses.
How would you feel if you knew that God promises a reuion with your loved one was possible right here on the earth, under the best of conditions?
Well, the Bible promises at Psalms37:29-"The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it".
I hope these scriptures bring the family a measure of peace.
From a Stranger who truly cares.
Your valor far overshadows the strength of death.In remembrance of your sacrifice, we are inspired and determined to stay strong and fight a just cause. Your memories are food for us as conquerors. United, we shall fulfill your last dreams. Good night.
To Laura's family,on this Memorial Day, I read about Laura on-line and remember our fallen. Thank you for your sacrifice of your daughter, sister, and girlffriend Laura for our nation and for Laura's sacrifice. She was truly a hero. May God continue to heal and give strength.
She is a hero. I read of her in Oliver North's book, "American Heroes". She "finished the course" for our benefit.
Remembering you Laura and all your fellow fallen comrades on this Memorial Day (& each and every day) and your families.
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
"Freedom is not free. All gave some, but some gave all".
God Bless and keep you and Bless your families and give them strength & comfort.
Thank you Laura for serving our country!
To Laura and her family, I can only pray that my young daughter will contribute to the world around her as you did. God bless you, God bless your family, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
god bless you laura..so young and full of spirit. always honored to be able to write a thank you note to a brave soldier..we are deeply moved by your courage and for that you will always be remembered and never ever forgotten..what an amazing young lady you are..god bless you and your family.
Rest In Peace. I did not know you in life but from all that I read you were an amazing person and that the world is a darker place with out you. I will never forget and I will always cherish your gift of Freedom.
Although I didn't know her she is still my hero. May God bless her family. I lost my grandson Jan 28, 2006.They shall always be remembered.
May God bless and provide comfort and peace to the Walker family and loved ones. I am very touched by Laura's dedication and compassion for her country. Her accomplishments in such a short time are more than some in a life time. She has given the ultimate for her country. May she rest in peace.
Laura will not be forgotten on this day. My deepest condolences to the family and my heartfelt gratitude for Laura's service. God Bless.
As I write this I hope you are looking down from above with peace in your heart. Thank you for serving our country and giving your life to do so. May all your loved ones find grace and glory in the job that you did.
May God bless you all, and may He comfort you. As distant and anonymous as this may be, please accept my deepest condolences and my heartfelt gratitude for her service.
To let your family know, that you are not forgotten this Memorial day by many Americans who are thankful for your service to our country.
Ms. Walker, you will never be forgotten. Thank you!
It takes a special type of person such as Laura that makes us proud to be Americans. Thankyou to Laura's family for raising such a wonderful and caring daughter. Laura will forever be in our hearts and minds.
May you find comfort in knowing that so many people are forever grateful for Laura's service to our country and she will live on thru the wonderful memories as well as each time I see the American waving in the breeze,,,may God bless you and your family and may God bless America.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Heroes never die; they remain in our hearts forever.
Please know there are many thinking of you and caring.
I am truly sorry for your loss.May you always find comfort in Lauras great memory.
My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. I pray the Lord comforts you all as only he can, and I thank him for the people who serve. They're all Heros to me. Every generation.
As a father of two married daughters, I can't imagine what it must be like to lose a child under any circumstances. .I wish there were words I could say to diminish your pain. There probably aren't any, but I'll try. As proud as you are of her, remember how proud and happy she must have been when she graduated the Academy.Time alone will heal your wounds. As hard as it maybe, especially during Memorial Day weekend, try to celebrate her wonderful and happy life. May G-d bless you and your loved ones.
The price family is honored to have had our freedom defended by Lt. Walker. What a wonderful young lady. Our prayers are with her and her family.The Price family, Ada,Ohio
To Laura's family and friends,,, May Laura's smile brighten your darkest days and fill your hearts with her love
I did not Know, but I see her as a hero and a carrier of the torch of freedom
ExPat living in Australia
...For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I’m home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I’m only a civilian
And I don’t even know if it’s allowed.
But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.
A Proud Aunt
Sgt. David M.Fisher
She is a hero, I will not forget
God bless, and Godspeed!
682d EN BN, MNARNG
I didnt know Laura, but to her family and friend I send my thoughts and prayers.
Laura thankyou for your service to our country. Mike Jones
I love her nice smilling....
God Bless her...
-- Novojit from Bangladesh!
Really, Thanks for your service for our country.. God bless you, you are our hero and will never be forgettin
Thank you for your services and godspeed.
Many prayers to your family and also many thanks for the greatest sacrifice that you made for our country.
God bless you and your family. Words cannot describe how much we appreciate everything you have given for us and your country.
Please accept our prayers of thanks and our genuine thoughts of sympathy for your family during this trying time.There are no words that can ever be a comfort for your loss.She must have been a wonderful,brave, and lovely young woman. The Neill family of San Antonio,TX
May God Bless your beautiful and brave Laura and your whole family.
Dear Family of Lt. Laura Margaret Walker
As Memorial Day approaches the Presidential Prayer Team for Kids of New York honors the memory of our hero Lt. Laura Margaret Walker. We understand freedom is never free. Praise the Lord Jesus is alive and Heaven is real! We can see Lt. Laura walking on streets of gold chatting with Jesus. What a blessed hope we have in Christ.
You are never forgotten. Love,
The Presidential Prayer Team for Kids
New York City
I've read your story many times Laura and today seems to be the right time to leave a message for you on this site. All the words written about you, by family, friends, service buddies and your Classmates tell me that you were an exceptional young woman, working hard in one of the most difficult areas of your chosen profession, yet always having time for others. As so often happens when I read about someone like you, I wish that things had turned out differently - that you had been given the gift of a long life, that your country had been able to continue to benefit from your service and that you had been able to pass on your skills to others. Above all I wish that your family, those who love you best, had been given the opportunity to spend long years in your presence. The words written here, and your beaming smile, may be all that I will ever really know of you, but I'm grateful for that knowledge, and I wish your family and friends sunny days to share and enjoy their special memories of you. Rest in Peace Lt. Walker.
we are all with you no matter were they send you all.
To the family of 1ST LT. Walker:
I am so sorry for your loss. I know that nothing can be said to help you through this time. But I want you to know that I am very proud of your daughter and I want to thank you for allowing her to make the United States a safer place to live. Truly I am sorry for your family.
REST IN PEACE 1ST LT. WALKER, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
GOD BLESS YOU
To the family of Lt Walker--God bless you and your family, and God Bless Laura's sweet soul.
Proud Mother of
SPC Dane R. Balcon
KIA, Balad, Iraq
5 September 2007
Father we entrust our sister Laura to your mercy. You loved her greatly in this life: now that she is freed from all its cares, give her happiness and peace forever. Welcome her now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Laura in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathies.
Laura, it was an honor to serve with you and a pleasure to be your friend.
You are not forgotten...nor will you be.
Thank you 1LT Laura M. Walker,
You are not forgotten, you were one of our nations best. I will always cherish your gift.
My only wish is to be granted a small fraction of your courage so I can live a life worthy of your sacrifice.
Rest In Peace
Today Marks three years since you gave your all. You are not forgotten.
Such a beautiful lady. How I thank you for serving my country to keep it free. God bless your family.
1st LT Laura M. Walker thank you American Hero for helping us keep our freedom as we know it today. You are a Hero. Although I never had the honor and pleasure of knowing you I want to thank you.
As a Vietnam Vet, I salute you Laura.
God bless your family and friends, We all will miss you. Steve.
Happy Birthday American Hero!
The Children of NYC will never forget you. Many have forgotten the 9/11 Families but Lt. Laura you and your comrades didn't. Because of you Americans are safe and free tonight.
Happy Birthday Miss Walker
Happy Birthday Laura,
I never knew you personally but based on all the tributes on this site and others I would have been proud to call you a friend.
You were a role model for everyone, a natural leader that was respected by all, A gifted athlete, a dedicated soldier, abest friend and a wonderful person.
America lost one of her best and brightest. I will never forget you and your sacrifice so that I and all Americans can continue to in enjoy the blessing of this great land.
America will always be the land of the Free because of your bravey.
God bless you and your family. May god grant peace and comfort to your family and loved ones knowing that you died doing what you loved and that you are still protecting America as one of our guardian Angels.
You will surely be missed although I may not have known you it is a pleasure to know, that great Soldiers as yourself have set the tone for all us Soldiers to follow. To never quit never except defeat and never leave a fallen comrade, all of which apply to you. It has been my pleasure to work along side your father in the many Training Exercises that we have conducted at 1ST ID!! He has made a great impact on my life so I can imagine the type of Soldier you are, Strong willed, dedicated, and full of HONOR!!! None of which can ever be taken away from you for I see it in your Father daily. I will never forget a FALLEN COMRADE Nomatter what!!!! Although you have fallen your long from being forgotten.
It is Fleet Week in New York City. Having all the branches of military visiting has given me an opportunity to say "Thank You".
I marched in 2 Memorial Day Parades this year and reminded Americans of Lt. Laura Margaret Walker a true hero. We will never forget you Lt. Laura.
I am so happy to report this year the Memorial Day Parades were bigger than I have seen them in the past. I believe Americans are waking up and understanding Freedom is not Free. United We stand .... Divided we fall.
God Bless America.
To the family and Friends of 1st Lt. Laura M. Walker:
Stand Tall!! ... Stand Proud!!
For 232 years America's sons and daugthers have answered freedom's call. Because of their ultimate sacrifice our flag flies high and proud. America will continue to be the land of the free because of the brave.
Tomorrow at 3:00 P.M. a grateful nation will pause and remember Laura and all those who have died.
I will never forget your sacrifice. May you Rest In Peace Laura and may god grant comfort to your family and friends.
You are remembered and respected. Thank you 1st Lt Walker!
To An American Hero
Duty, Honor, Country... are not just words to you. They were were your creed. As a member of the Long Gray Line you choose to put love of country above all else. Future cadets at West Point and all Americans will never forget your surpreme sacrifice. Thank you for defending our freedoms and may you rest in Honored Glory.
A Grateful American
God Bless you and your family. After reading about Laura she was truly an Angel placed on earth.
I was looking through the pictures of all the personal lost in action while serving over there and was drawn to this smiling happy face and it really touched me when I read about her death.
The heavens gained another star
When this earth took her mortal body
Bless her x
My husband, Mike, and I were recently at West Point and we both agreed prior to the trip to visit Laura's grave. As we drove up to the graveyard I asked my husband how we would find her amongst the hundreds of departed graduates. We parked our car and entered the area. I fully expected to spend some time searching but as soon as we entered there she was. In my mind I could hear her say "Hi, Mrs. Page!" accompanied with her bright, infectious smile. The last time I saw Laura was about 1991 when we left Germany. She was my daughter Hillary's good friend. The pain and sadness I feel of her life cut short is consoled with the thought that she is with God in heaven and living a new life with Jesus. We are but visitors here on earth. God bless the Walker family and may He comfort them in their sorrow.
My name is Debbie Elam and I am the Chairman for the Virginia Memorial Quilt Project. Our Volunteers would like present the immediate family of each fallen soldier with connections to the State of Virginia with a numbered memorial quilt. Please contact me at the following:
Debbie Elam, Chairman
Virginia Memorial Quilt Project
2621 Linbrook Drive
Richmond, VA 23228
or you can call my home number - 804-379-3817 or email me at email@example.com. You can view our work on www.vmqp.com. We hope to hear from you soon! God Bless.
As I look at your smiling face in your photograph I can only imagine that you enjoyed your job. My family thanks you for your service and your sacrifice. I am a Grenada Veteran and have mourned many of my friends. I just wanted to thank you for what you have done for me. I just want to thank you for what you have done for my family. With my last breath I promise you that you are honored, respected and we pray that your smiling face finds a small piece of rest in heaven. Lieutenant Walker, we thank you. You did not know me or my family, but you stood to protect us. Thank you, you shall be honored.
May The Lord Bless and Protect Your Soul. Thank you for your service.
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.
Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.
I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.
REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!
PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
Thank you for the sacrifice made by 1st Lt Walker and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses her! May God bless all of you!!
Today I watched a report about the USMA, the soldiers graduating, the incoming class of 2011 and the history of the Academy, the story touched on the graduates that have been lost and how cadets are told of the loss. They showed 1st Walkers headstone but did not tell her story, it was something I felt I needed to learn, her life, her sacrifice. May all who knew her find comfort in their memories. Her legacy will live on.
An extroidinary soldier of which I was proud to have known.
we recently went on a class fieldtrip to washington d.c. at the arlington cemetery we were told to pick a fallen soldier out of the many on the wall. i chose laura.
Love Lives On
Those we love remain with us
for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never fade
because a loved one's gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
far as long as there is memory,
they'll live on in the heart.
I found my way here by accident, and now find that I cannot move on because of the tears in my eyes, but not of sorrow only -- but also of awe, reverence, gratitude and profound respect, for the service and sacrifice of this admirable young officer -- and of those who knew and loved her.
Thank you Laura for your service, though service seems to small a word.
Thank you for your greatness though I never knew you. I'm a citizen unworthy of your sacrifice.
Rest in peace dear girl.
What to say about someone so wounderful that hasn't already been said?
Laura you will be missed. I will never forget all the things you taught me so long long ago. I will never forget that voice of yours and what joy it brought to me to here you sing.
God be with you Laura.
I remember the day we lost like tiw as yesterday. I remember the guard on the TOC and wondering what was going on, then brandy told me that someone had gotten killed and wounded, later we found out that both you and Davis had gotten killed. I will never forgot the dining in; hanging out smoking cigars and drinking beer!. Your never forgotten!
CW4 Jeremy Light
I still remember the day I was "told" to show the ropes to a new, fresh out of West Point, "Butter-Bar." That was nearly three-years ago. May we never forget all the moments we shared with her.
As a parent of a marine and he has been in Iraq on his second tour. My heart goes out to your family and to all those that knew Laura. May God help you through these tough times and i want to thank Laura for her brave choice. Keep God close to your heart and he will not let you down bless you all
Paying tribute to 1st Lt. Laura M. Walker, with a Multitude of Thanks for her Service and Dedication to our Country and our Freedom..
May she rest, in the Mighty Hands of God and know that she truly is an American Hero.
May God's Loving Grace and Comfort continue to be with the Walker family.
Those who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice, So Many and So Young, shall NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
My brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967.
Hoping you continue to feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you each day, as this Country mourns with you, for someone very precious to you, who is a Hero to all of us.
Dear Walker Family & Friends,
I this 4th of July you daughter
is being remember again by the Presidential Prayer Team for Kids in New York. The children understand they only have freedom because of incredible women like Lt. Laura.
We honor and celebrate Lt. Laura and promise to never forget her.
Chaplain Desiree & PPTForKids of NY
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HER BEAUTIFUL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON FOR YOU ALWAYS. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. STAY STRONG AND GODSPEED. SEMPER FI
A PROUD MARINE MOM
I just found out today about what happened to laura from a friend we both went to high school with in wurzburg, germany. i pains my heart to know that she is gone. my sympathies go out to her family and close friends. i frequently wondered how laura was doing but we somehow lost touch and this was a very hard way to find out. laura was a great friend and awesome person. to her parents, i'm sure ya'll are proud. my prayers go out to you!
Dear Walker Family & Friends,
This Memorial Day I take time to give thanks to Almighty God for your daughter Laura who paid the ultimate price to keep Americans free. We will never forget you Lt. Laura Margaret Walker.
America Honor God.
Laura'a picture will be placed on my DJ booth on memorial day for all to see. A song will be played in her honor.
Although I never knew your daughter I feel sure you are very proud of her. I express my deepest regrets for your lose. As a former soldier myself who served in the same unit I feel I have lost a fellow soldier.
Formerly of 864th Engineer Battalion
Dear Walker Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious hero Laura. My heart aches for you. Thank you 1LT Laura M. Walker, a true American hero.
My condolences to the Walker family.
Laura may you rest in peace. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. You have earned your golden halo and wings. May you continue to soar in the heavenly clouds up above.
Laura was one of the sweetest people one could ever have the privilege to meet. I had the honor of playing on the men's team handball team and got to know Laura well. Her smile was electrifying and she always had a positive word to share. She will truly be missed. Her spirit will live on in all of those who knew her and our lives will forever be changed for having known her.
Dear Anderson Family:
I am SGT Ragnar “Ace” Jamieson and I knew Laura very well. Laura and I were friends and classmates at Giessen American High School in Germany. She was always there to help others, she made us laugh, and always gave all.
I was shocked to here that she was no longer among us from our friend SSG Ernesto Chee-Chong. We both served in Iraq and understood the risk of the Ultimate Sacrifice. As a soldier you accept that fact. However hearing that the world has lost Laura left me speechless.
All gave some, Laura gave all. God bless you Lt. You are missed and will always be in our hearts.
My heartfelt sympathy to the Walker family in the loss of Laura. I did not know Laura, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young lady and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Laura it has been 6 months since you were taken. My heart was touched by the many beautiful things said about you. You are a hero and you will never be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
Sorry to hear about Laura. I knew
the Union Walkers.
Lucy H. Vance
As Kris stated, the only thing worthy of such a fine cadet and officer and the only thing any Pointer can hope to be said of them - 'Well done, be thou at peace.' As one of Laura's former classmates, all I can say is the world got a little bit darker the day we lost her.
I never had the privilege of meeting Laura Walker, yet the Long Gray Line and our nation feel her loss.
With no intent at sounding glib, I am reminded of the Billy Joel song, "Only the Good Die Young," for we have lost one of our best.
We can never repay Laura or the Walker family for their sacrifice. But we can honor Laura by treasuring and protecting the ideals that she fought for.
Well done. Be thou at peace.
God Bless our fine men and women in the military, and especially their families..
Land of the free~Because of the brave~(Jamie,Navy wife)
Although you and I may never meet in this lifetime. I can only say from one parent to another on how my heart aches for your loss today. My son is serving in Iraq now and daily there is never a thought that doesn't go through my mind that today could be the day I could receive those devastating words that I know many parents and loved ones have already experienced. I pray for many of the soldiers that is serving now and those who have lost their loved ones and I get on here to keep connected somehow to people such as yourselves, to be grateful my son is alive but also to be sympathetic and feel your pain. I know that God is close at hand and hears even the softest prayer today as your tears turns to silence, and you don't have the words to express your grief...He bears all your wounds and sorrows and He loves you today.
Thank you for your sacrifice and know that the 864th will always keep you in there hearts. I made the trip to Iraq with you and only wish i could have gone on your last journey. You were a special person with a heart of gold. Keep your eye on the rest of the 864th.
Mr and Mrs Walker: Like John Collins, we have not met you or Laura. But my wife Charley and I share your grief at the loss of this remarkable daughter, officer and American hero. Vol and Janice - you are in our prayers to help you through this difficult and tragic event im your lives. Laura is in thr hands of the Lord our Father and will be there for you all - forever. Ed
We feel great personal grief at the early loss of a young patriot who died serving the Nation she loved. We never met Laura or you, her parents, but have known Vol and Janice for many years. Please accept our condolences.
Colonel and Mrs John Collins
You were one of our greatest.
And now you are working on the other
I would like to express my condolences to the family of Laura Walker. I did not know Laura but am thankful for those who have given there life for our freedom. She is a Hero and I hope that brings you peace in the future. I lost my cousin in the world trade center he was a firefighter and I can't praise people like Laura who are trying to prevent another 911.
My deepest sympathy to the family of 1st Lt. Laura Walker. Another loss of our best and brightest young Americans in a foreign land. I am sure she felt deeply in honoring our countries commitments, & we are forever greatful for her service, & mourn with her family their tragic loss. God bless you all & bring you peace.
I send the family members and friends of Laura my thoughts and prayers. Although I did not have the privilege of knowing her I still can feel the wake of pain that all must feel for her loss; she is truly a hero. Thank you Laura. Rest in peace.
Although I didn't know this young woman, I feel that all of us have lost a leader, a neighbor, and a friend. Rest in peace
Though i did not know Laura, i would like to extend my deepest sypopthy to her family and friends. And most of all, say thank you for your sacrafice. She is a true Hero!
Though I don't know you, I too lost a child this year. Be prepared for the most difficult days ahead, however, when you hold on to those "nail scarred hands", it will be easier to get through. My deepest sympathy and my prayers are with your family now and in all your days to follow.
Dear Family & Friends,
The true freedom fighters in the world are the military men and women of the United States. Thank you Lt. Laura for giving all to preserve freedom. I teach children the bible and we pray for our military everyday. I hope as you look down from heaven you will be proud of the next generation of soldiers who will defend freedom.
My family lost a brother on 9/11 but as Americans we all lost. Americans are a peaceful people who value life given to us from Almighty God. When we lose one life we feel it as our own.
We will never forget you. You have the prettiest smile a true warriorgal. Until we meet in heaven know that we will keep fighting to preserve our glorious nation ..... America land that I love.
laura walker has been my very best friend the past 10 years. there is so much to say and so many emotions following that statement that i can't really relay them in writing very well, but she now knows exactly what was in my heart and that is what is most important. i will forever mourn the plans we had made for the future, but i will cherish the past so very dearly. i cannot imagine my life without you in it, and although you will not be there to walk by my side, you will always be with me in everything i do. i love you so very much, and i am so proud of you. thank you for sacrificing your life for all of us. there is no greater gift than to lay your life down for a friend. we will all be forever grateful. i will love you always, and i'll do what i can to honor your memory. always in my thoughts and forever in my heart, lyndsey
Be thou at Peace.
Laura was a wonderful person and we will miss her greatly. It is such a tragedy to have one of our best taken from us- she is surely one of the best guardian angels watching over us now. A talented leader, an extraordinary friend and just a superb young woman- Laura, "Well done, be thou at peace"
I pray that Laura's family will find the strength to deal with the pain of loosing a loved one. Nothing can replace her, but G-d will be always by your side and help you endure the pain you will feel throughout the years. Her memory will always live in your hearts and in the hearts of those who worked with her.
SFC Thomas Caetano
I WOULD FIRST LIKE TO SAY I PERSONALLY KNEW LAURA IN HIGH SCHOOL. SHE IS AN AMAZING BEAUTIFUL WOMAN WITH A COURAGEOUS HEART. I KNOW AND WE ALL KNOW SHE IS WITH THE ANGELS GOD BLESS YOU DEARLY LAURA AND THANK YOU FOR MAKING IN IMPACT ON MY LIFE.
As a Military Mother I pray for our troops daily. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your daughter.
Michigan Military Mom
Lord, help us put our faith in You and feel Your presence near Through each moment of uncertainty, whatever we may fear. Give us the strength and understanding, and reassurance, too, That You're always here beside us when we put our trust in You.
I was in BCO 864th with LT Walker. I was the operations clerk while she was Platoon Leader. I can not express my sadness of hearing of her loss. We did not know each other well but we spoke often at work and she was always working on getting her mission acomplished. I see her face and remember every exchange we had, I remember someone asked her why she chose to be in the service, she replied that she always knew that she wanted to serve. She was very sweet and I am very sorry for your loss and ours.
To Laura's parents,
I am so sorry. I have a daughter over there also, a recent military academy graduate.
I think about your daughter every day since I heard. She sticks with me, the absolute randomness of death and the sense of safety we feel when they get out of Iraq, only to have this happen.
I feel for you and can't say anything except how sorry I am.
I met Valerie and Chris/Keith when they came to visit his parents. Gen. Walker and Margaret were members of my church. I have a son about the age of Laura, another son (now deceased) about the age of Brian, and like Valerie and Chris another boy and girl. I last saw Laura when she was a pall bearer at her grandfather's funeral. I recently found a picture of her and my oldest son when they were about 6 years old. I too have lost a child. My son David, 20 years old, was killed in an accident in December of 2003. I will remember Laura's family daily in my prayers.
Laura, Pacemakers will miss you. SIGO
My heart and prayers go out to you Valarie, and your family, for the tragic loss of Laura. It seems such a short time ago that we were all innocent children playing in the snow at West Point. God Bless you all.
My son was Laura's classmate at WestPoint and is also in Afghanistan with the 864th Engineer group...my daughter and her fiancee are also in Afghanistan as well, so these are difficult times for many of us. My son was a friend of Laura's and this has affected him deeply. My heart goes out to you. I had just read Laura's article about the road building project shortly before her death and was so impressed by her article and photos. I am wishing there is something to do to help, but know there is no way to replace her...Please know your family and her memory are in the hearts of many strangers.
I met Laura my freshman year at Giessen American High School. A senior at the time, Laura, became the big sister I never had. She was always there to listen to me,and her warm smile could make anyone's day! Laura's compassion, sense of humor, and love for life, touched everyone she met. Although we lost touch over the years, I don't think she knew how much of an impact she had on my life. My deepest sympathies go out to the Walker's, and all that had the pleasure of meeting such a beautiful person. God Bless
Thank you to Laura and her family from a grateful American. I did not have the privilege to know you, but I send my thoughts and prayers to you now.
Be Thou at Peace.
Our sincere deepest condolences are extended to the family of another fallen hero from two very grateful Americans. Laura, thank you and may you rest in peace.
From one grieving war Mom to Laura's: from now on, the road will be long and rough; with many turns and drops. Her young and everlasting spirit though will keep you going strong till the day you will meet again, in Heaven. You will never walk alone. May God bestow his grace and love upon our brave children.
All of us that deployed with you the first time were very saddened by the news. I don't know what the right thing to say is. My famliy and I send all of our prayers to your family. I know that you have earned a set of wings and that you are flying high and watching over the rest of us.
Once Rugged Always Rugged.
I can't even begin to express our feelings of loss. Please tell your wife that our thoughts are with you and your family. I can only thank god that your daughter chose a higher calling. A calling that few today are willing to shoulder. She was defending what she believed in. She gave her all and, although I never met her, I knew her father and have always been proud of knowing him. Our thoughts are with you at this time of your mourning. God bless you all, Daniel W. Petry
I didn't know Laura well, but I did go to high school with her and played soccer with her...from what I remember of her, she always had a smile on her face whenever I saw her and was loved by many...although, I was not close to her, the news has shocked me still...my deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all those that loved her and had the opportunity to graced by her presence in their lives...thank you Laura, for serving our country proudly...
Laura Walker--fly with the eagle, let your spirit soar, the Higher Power has granted you the most a warrior can achieve in this life...
I remember Laura as a sweet four year old when I met Keith and Valerie for the first time. Laura grew up in a family devoted to love of country, God, and selfless service to the military family. My heart aches for the Walker and Warner families. Laura was just like her mom and dad-positive, loving and extremely bright. God bless Laura and the entire family.
I knew Laura when she was in second and thrid grade. She and my daughter were friends during the time their fathers briefly served together in Germany. She was a bright and caring little girl with a voice of an angel. Heaven is now being graced with her presence. My prayers go out to her mom, dad, family and friends.
To the family and friends of Laura, Our prayers go out to all of you during this very difficult time. My heart sank when we heard the news. Our son Ryan is serving in Afghanistan and was under the leadership of your daughter. So this really does hit close to home. May god bless you and keep you in his loving arms.
Laura was an excellent officer, a great friend, and a delightful human being. Her smile and love of life were two among her many great qualities. She will be tremendously missed and I know her legacy and spirit will remain in the hearts of all the people she touched in her short life.
In my eyes, Laura was, is, and always will be a beautiful, wonderful person and a hero to her country. She will always be with us in our hearts and minds. I am sure God is excited to have her join him in heaven, because she was an incredible person here on earth. My deepest sympathies go to her wonderful family.
Thank you for your sacrifice. Though I did not have the privledge to know you, I will be forever grateful for what you gave for this country and world. God Bless, you are in safe hands now.
I didn't have the honor of knowing Laura. I just want to express my deepest sympathy to her family and friends, and to show my apreciation for her - and their - sacrifice. You are all in my prayers.