LCpl Christopher M. Poston

LCpl Christopher M. Poston 1

LCpl. CHRISTOPHER M. POSTON - U.S. Marine Corps

Hometown / City: GLENDALE, AZ MARICOPA
Date of Death: Monday, October 17, 2005
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
Rank: LCpl.
Unit: 2D BN, 1ST MAR, 1ST MAR DIV, CAMP PENDLETON, CA

Birth: Aug. 10, 1985, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 2005, Iraq

Lance Cpl. Christopher M. Poston of Glendale, Ariz., was a former Valley resident who was a loving young man who touched many lives. Everyone who knew him said he had an old soul. He moved with his family from California to Ahwatukee in 2001 and attended Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix where he played on the defensive line on the football team, wearing No. 71. In 2002, his family moved to Glendale, near Luke Air Force Base, and lived there until September 2004, moving back to California. After graduating from Mountain Pointe in 2003, he attended Mesa Community College for a time before enlisting in the Marine Corps. He loved to sing, and favored slow, romantic songs, sometimes making up lyrics just for his girlfriend. On her last birthday, he sang for her in front of a group of friends and family, then gave her a 6-foot teddy bear. Christopher liked playing video games, watching sports and listening to a variety of music, not only contemporary songs, but also jazz, '80s music and blues artists like B.B.King. He considered a career in the Marine Corps. His stepfather is a Marine staff sergeant, but decided he would rather pursue a career as an FBI agent. He was to marry in June. He died from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Hit, Iraq at age 20.

Marines
Battalion Landing Team
2nd Battalion
1st Marine Regiment
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force
Camp Pendleton, California

Burial:
Unknown

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