USMC Staff Sgt. Clayton Walker appeared on Turner Field’s giant screen right before his 10-year-old daughter Cassidy sang the National Anthem with classmates before Wednesday’s game.“I can’t wait to be home soon. I can’t wait to see you. I love you,” he said as his daughter, a student at Langston Road Elementary School in Perry, got emotional.
Guess what happened right after the “Star Spangled Banner” ended?
Walker, who had been deployed for a fifth time, had been serving as the Intelligence Chief for the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response Africa.
Safely stateside and based out of Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., Walker will resume his duties with the 2nd Intelligence Battalion.
His service awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars and the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon.
Here’s a longer video clip: