Victoria Walker died on August 30 in a plane crash at Coulter Airfield. His parents also died in the accident.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M will honor one of its own on Tuesday at one of the college’s oldest traditions, Silver Taps.
Victoria Walker, 21, of Farmersville, was a Terry Scholar and a student at the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship. Victoria’s family said she worked hard and was proud to be an Aggie. She died on August 30 in a plane crash at Coulter Airfield in Bryan.
Silver Taps will take place virtually Tuesday at 10:30 pm The ceremony will feature bugles Ross Volunteers and Corps of Cadets. It will air simultaneously on KAMU-TV and the Texas A&M YouTube channel. The link to the university’s channel is below.
The accident is still under investigation. Preliminary reports from the FAA and NTSB said the plane was taking off from the airport on a sightseeing trip around Bryan-College station, when it suddenly lost altitude and crashed near the end of the track. Victoria’s parents, Brian and Tammy Walker, were also killed. Victoria’s boyfriend Luke Armstrong, also an A&M student, survived the crash and is currently in rehab after sustaining life-threatening injuries. You can follow Luke’s progress by clicking on the link below.
A GoFundMe is still active for Madeline Walker, Victoria’s sister. Madeline suffered the loss of her immediate family in the crash and members of the Texas A&M community and Tau Kappa Epsilon members created the fundraiser to help cover life and funeral expenses. The fund has raised over $ 40,000 and the link is included below.
Silver Taps takes place on the first Tuesday of each month from September through April.