SGT Caleb P. Christopher

SGT Caleb P. Christopher

SGT. CALEB P. CHRISTOPHER

Hometown / City: CHANDLER, AZ MARICOPA
Date of Death: Sunday, June 3, 2007
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Unit: COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 8TH CAVALRY, FORT HOOD, TX

Birth: Jan. 13, 1982
Chandler, Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq

Sgt. Christopher of Chandler, Arizona was in the first graduating class of 2000 at Hamilton High where he was on the wrestling team all four years of high school. He attended ASU from 2000 to 2001 and joined the military in May 2002 as an Infantryman motivated by the attacks of September 11th. As a youth he loved to relax to music in the car while on outings with his family. He even carried his iPod with him in Iraq. Although he liked all genres of music, his favorite song was Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was a man of few words with many thoughts and many actions. A gentle and intelligent man despite his intimidating stature. He was also a wiz at playing Scrabble. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism (Service) Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge and US Army Reserve Recruiter Badge. Caleb is preceded in death by his Mother Christie L. Christopher in 1998 and his maternal Grandfather Richard Simons. He was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star and the Global War on Terrorism Service medal. He died of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle at age 25.

Army
1st Battalion
8th Cavalry Regiment
2nd Brigade Combat Team
1st Cavalry Division
Fort Hood, Texas

Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Sec 53 Site 787

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Caleb dressed up as "Bob the Builder" while his fiancee Rebecca <br> dressed up as "G.I. Jane" for Halloween 2005.
Caleb dressed up as "Bob the Builder" while his fiancee Rebecca
dressed up as "G.I. Jane" for Halloween 2005.
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