A Soldier's Story: Sergeant Frank James Walls


Sergeant Frank James Walls was born on September 5, 1970, in Hawthorn, Pennslyvania. He graduated from Red Bank Valley High School, where he played football, and was attending college at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

He enlisted in the Pennslyvania Army National Guard to earn money for college and was a mechanic for the 14th Quartermaster. 

In addition to his National Guard Service, Sergeant Frank James Walls volunteered with the Hawthorn Fire Company and was a member of the Hawthorn Rod and Gun Club and the Eagles Club.

Sergeant Frank James Walls deployed to Saudi Arabia in February 1991 to support Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War.

On February 25, 1991, a few short days after his arrival, Sergeant Frank James Walls died during his service after a SCUD missle struck the barracks of the 14th Quartermaster unit.

He rests at the Squirrel Hills Cemetery in New Bethlehem, Pennslyvania.


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