By KRIS REILLY
Lucerne Valley High School has named its gymnasium in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Brian L. Walker.
Walker, who grew up in Lucerne Valley and attended LVHS, was killed in Afghanistan last month when a vehicle under his command was struck by an improvised explosive device.
According to the school, local parent Matthew Stratton came up with the idea. Stratton and the LVHS boys basketball booster club had already raised money to improve the gym’s hardwood floor, which had become slippery and was in need of resurfacing.