Pfc. Hardin Walker has just completed boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. He will now attend small arms training at Camp Lejeune and then on to Twenty-nine Palms Air Ground Combat Center in California.
His future plans include attending Western Carolina University and then being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Walker was a member of the Elkin High School JROTC program, where he reached the rank of cadet major and was the Battalion XO. He was also a member of the Drill and Raider teams.