MAJOR JONATHAN DOYLE "JD" WALKER United States Army Major Jonathan Doyle "JD" Walker, 44 of Vass, North Carolina passed away on October 1, 2014 in Doha, Qatar while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. This was Maj. Walker's 9th deployment. Born on August 31, 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri to Terry Jay Walker and Margaret Patricia Doyle. Maj. Walker was stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina and was assigned to the 4th POG (A), 1st Special Forces Command. Some of Maj. Walker's other assignments as an officer included: Naval Flight Officer VAQ138; Political Military (POLMIL) Officer deployed to the US Embassy, Kabul Afghanistan; Detachment Commander with Bravo Company, 8th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne) deployed to Qatar and Iraq; Delta Company Commander, 9th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne) in support of CJSOTF-AP; and Charlie Company Commander, 3rd Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne) in support of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force–Afghanistan and JISTF (Special Operations). Major Walker's last operational assignment was to the JISTF (Special Operations) as the J3, Director of Operations. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Kelly Walker; two children, Jacob Walker and Peyton Walker; mother, Pat Doyle; father, Terry Walker (Joanne); and sister, Amy Deitrick (Lance). Maj. Walker will return to Moore County Airport in Carthage on Sunday with honor guard to escort him from the plane. Services will be Private for immediate friends and family. Online condolences may be left at: www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Southern Pines will be assisting the family.
Published by Kansas City Star on Oct. 11, 2014.