ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson paratroopers died Sunday from injuries they suffered when insurgents attacked their Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle with an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan’s Khost Province.
Sgt. Brian L. Walker, 25, and Pfc. Richard L. McNulty III, 22, were both military policemen assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.
Walker, from Lucerne Valley, Calif., was the MRAP’s commander when it was attacked. He joined the Army in July 2007 and arrived at JBER in August 2011, serving a prior year-long Afghanistan deployment from May 2009 to May 2010.
McNulty, from Rolla, Mo., was driving the MRAP. He joined the Army in July 2010 and was assigned to JBER in February 2011.
Walker and McNulty’s next of kin have been notified.