Velton Locklear III

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: El Paso, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant

Sergeant Velton Locklear was an Infantryman in the Army, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Wolfhounds). Velton loved being a soldier and always strived to go beyond the call of duty. He was on his second tour in Iraq when he was killed. Locklear had already completed his mission for the day. One of his comrades was not feeling well, so he volunteered to take his spot.

Velton was selfless and kind. Everyone either liked or loved him. He was just one of those kindhearted, good people. He was so talented. He was an all-star football player and excelled at other sports. He played the cello and was an amazing singer. Velton had the most beautiful green eyes and could light up any room. He was considerate, compassionate, and known as a “gentle giant.”

Velton was a loving husband and father of two boys. He was a thoughtful son and caring brother. He loved his job and country and comrades. He truly was a special person that was loved by so many. He touched many people’s hearts and will never be forgotten.

Age: 29

Date of Death: September 23, 2006

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