Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rowan D. Walter, Army, Private 1st Class -- Rest In Peace

Rowan D. Walter , 25

Army, Private 1st Class
Based: Ft. Carson, Colo.
1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: February 23, 2007
Ramadi, Iraq
Gender: Male
Hometown: Clovis
High School: Buchanan High (Clovis)
Burial: Clovis Cemetery, Clovis, Calif.

As a student at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif., Rowan Dale Walter would attend classes with uncombed hair and out-of-date clothes. But he had a gift for learning foreign languages and excelled in chemistry.

By all accounts, he was a popular student, and among his friends, he was the one everyone gravitated toward.

The 25-year-old Army private first class was the fourth graduate [now seventh] of Buchanan High to be killed in the Iraq war.
He died Feb. 23 of injuries suffered a day earlier when a roadside bomb exploded in an ambush attack in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. He had left his tank to help soldiers in an earlier attack.
Do read the entire LA Times article about Army Private 1st Class Rowan D. Walter here and find more at Spread The Word and Military Times and visit Privat Walter's Guest Book and his FaceBook memorial.

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