|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1985|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 2012, Afghanistan|
Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Brown, 26, of Columbus, Ohio, died April 3, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained after he was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on a dismounted patrol. Brown was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. He enlisted as an infantryman in the United States Army in 2003 following his high school graduation from Hamilton Township High School, where he met his devoted wife Ariell March 19, 2003. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of "Operation Enduring Freedom", this was Christopher's 4th deployment. He completed his mission on April 3, 2012 when he was called to be a warrior for God in Heaven. Christopher had a wonderful spirit and an infectious personality that captivated the hearts of every one who met him. He was a God- fearing, prayerful person who kept a smile on his face and if you were around him, you couldn't help but smile too. He is preceded in death by his uncle Lamont Emery in 2002. He is survived by his wife Ariell Taylor-Brown, daughters Charlie Brown and Dilyn Taylor-Brown, and his unborn son, Carter Christopher Brown; mother, Priscilla Hill; father, Dwight Brown; sisters, Khrysti Hill, Marcella Brown, and Mary-Alice Brown. Grandparents, Leon Chapman, Dale Chapman, Willie Hill, and Anna Bell Hill; nephew Ziyonn Christopher Brown and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, friends who were just like family, including many brothers-in-arms. Awards earned while serving his country include: the Bronze Star Ribbon (Posthumous), Purple Heart Ribbon (Posthumous), Army Commendation Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Ribbon 2, National Defense Service Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, Korean Defense Service Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Oversea Ribbon 2, NATO Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Weapon Badge, Drivers Badge with W device), and Meritorious Unit Commendation. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., Columbus, OH 43219. Public viewing will begin at 10:00 am until time of funeral service at 11:00 am with full military honors to follow. Memorial service will be held at Fort Carson, Colorado Monday, April 16, 2012 at 1:30pm. Graveside services followed by burial will be held in Pensacola, Florida at the Barrancas National Cemetery on Wednesday, April 18 2012. Arrangements under the direction of GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High Street, Columbus, OH. To sign and view online guest book please visit www.graumlichfuneralhome.com.
Barrancas National Cemetery
Plot: Section 52 Site 32A
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Apr 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88087030
SSG. U.S. Army. Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Bronze Star Medal. Purple Heart. My respects Sir.|
Added: Apr. 3, 2016
Angel Day Blessings. May you rest in peace.|
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