The Army identified the soldier who took her life at Fort Lee last Monday (8/25) as Sgt. 1st Class Paula Walker. Sgt. Walker has served as a human resources specialist at the post since 2011.
Stephen Baker is Director of Communications at Fort Lee. He noted that during her career she received numerous medals and awards, including three for good conduct. Sgt. Walker served 15 months in Iraq, returning in 2008.
Fort Lee Police were negotiating with her on Monday when she turned the gun on herself. She died just after 10:15 at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond: