Death parts couple serving in Afghanistan: ‘He treated me so amazing’

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“He treated me so amazing,” Ashley Walker said of her husband, Brian. “We had a love I never thought was possible, you know?” (May 26) . L.A. Times

Ashley Caswell had never been a believer in love at first sight. Then she met Army Sgt. Brian L. Walker, a fellow military policeman at Ft. Bragg, N.C., who hailed from Lucerne Valley, Calif.

“He had me at ‘hello,'” she said.

Like her, he had blond hair and piercing blue eyes, and it turned out that they had a lot in common. “We could do anything together,” she said. “We loved everything outdoors — fishing, hunting, camping, hiking.”

On Dec. 11, 2010, they were married in Las Vegas, and one year later they both deployed to Afghanistan. Ashley — by then Cpl. Ashley Walker — was on her first tour, Brian his second.

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