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Christopher A. Anderson

Christopher A. Anderson

Died: December 4, 2006

Rank: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

Unit: 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic

Branch: U.S. Navy

Navy Hospital Corpsman Third Class Christopher Alan “Chris” Anderson died during an enemy mortar attack on December 4, 2006, near Ramadi, the capital of the Al Anbar Province in Iraq. The 24-year-old corpsman was serving with the 1st Battal­ion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. His funeral took place on December 16, 2006, at the Grace Evangelical Free Church in his hometown of Longmont, Colorado. A host of mourners, including Navy and Marine personnel, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Patriot Guard Riders, family, friends, and strangers saluted as a horse-drawn caisson carried his remains to the church. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

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