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Soldier from Chapel Hill killed in Afghanistan

Posted August 20, 2009

— Two soldiers – one from Chapel Hill – died in Paktika Province, Afghanistan on Tuesday after being injured when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle, the U.S. Department of Defense said Thursday.

Pfc. Morris L. Walker, 23, of Chapel Hill, and Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, Texas, were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.


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  • Eduardo1 Aug 21, 2009

    Well Obama PROMISED CHANGE, and we lost 2 more in HIS war. To save rocks & poppy fields more of our youth have to die.The media including N&O, seems to be quiet on these loses no photos of body bags
    May our young heroes find a PLACE at the feet of the Lord, and may their families find peace, knowing that there loved ones are in heaven RIP

  • Professor Aug 21, 2009

    Lord continue to bless and watch over those that are still fighting this unnecessary war. The troops need to come home. Too many families are losing a father, mother son and daughter. Children are left without their parents and such a young age. My condolences to this families and all families that had a loss because of the war.

  • sadler19fan Aug 21, 2009

    May God Bless the families of these soldiers. God will help you get through these trying times.

  • Ajay F.S. Aug 21, 2009

    My condolences to the family and friends of this fallen soldier.

  • garnertoy Aug 21, 2009

    Thanks for being our heros

  • f6rider Aug 21, 2009

    Thank you for the lives and service of these fine young men and for making the ultimate sacrifice. May god be with their families and friends through this difficult time.

  • Jake Wildstar Aug 21, 2009

    Go easy bro's.

  • mbalady Aug 21, 2009

    RIP Mo!

  • carolinamom5 Aug 21, 2009

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these brave young men. RIP.