Manchester renames street after fallen soldier - KMOV.com

Manchester renames street after fallen soldier

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MANCHESTER, Mo. (KMOV) -- A street was renamed Saturday to honor a soldier who was killed near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border last year.

The city of Manchester renamed John Morgan Avenue to Matthew Walker Way at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Specialist Matthew Walker had wanted to be a soldier since he was a kid and followed in his father's footsteps when he enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Walker died after his unit was attacked by enemy fire June 5, 2014. His remains were returned to St. Louis where the Patriot Guard greeted his body and provided an escort.

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