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CEDAR HILL, MO (KTVI) – As we recognize those who fought for our country on this 70th anniversary of D-Day, a Jefferson County community is mourning the loss of a young soldier. Private First Class Matt Walker, who served in the 101st Airborne Division, was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.
His best friend, Daniel Nixon, says Walker never had a doubt he wanted to be a soldier, just like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather before him: “He had planned ever since he was a little kid. It was something he was proud to take on for his name. He was proud to be the next one in the family, to serve for our country.”
His friends say he was a selfless person, a mentor, and a leader. Walker graduated from Grandview High School in 2012, where he loved playing football. He is survived by…
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