A South Carolina woman was one of two Fort Hood, Texas-based soldiers that were killed by enemy fire in Iraq last week. Spc. Zandra T. Walker, 28, of Greenville, South Carolina, was killed along with Sgt. Princess C. Samuels, 22, of Mitchellville, Md., on Wednesday in Taji, Iraq. Their deaths were announced by the Defense Department today.
Walker was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.
Walker fueled helicopters and was serving her second tour with the Army.
Spc. Walker’s twin sister, Yolanda Worthy, also joined the Army and was serving in Kuwait when she learned of her sister’s death. The family was last together earlier this summer to attend the funeral of a younger sister who died of brain cancer.