A Marine's Story: Lance Corporal Daniel Byron Walker


Lance Corporal Daniel Byron Walker was born on December 31, 1970, in Tyler, Texas. He was a musician and artist who wanted to write musical scores for television and movie productions. He graduated from Whitehouse High School and enlisted in the US Marine Corps shortly after graduation.

He was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and deployed to the Persian Gulf in the fall of 1990 in preparation for Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War. 

Lance Corporal Daniel Byron Walker was on post at Observation Post 4 when the First Battle of Khafji began on January 29, 1991. OP-4 was overrun by enemy troops, and Lance Corporal Daniel Byron Walker died in the attack. He rests at Flint Cemetery in Flint, Texas.


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