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Sgt Christopher D. Gelineau
Birth: Oct. 23, 1980
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 2004, Iraq

Maine Army National Guard Spc. Gelineau was assigned to the 133rd Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, Gardiner, Maine. He was killed when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq. Christopher graduated in 1999 from Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol, Maine. He then attended the University of Southern Maine where he was one semester shy of a degree in information and communications technology when he deployed to Iraq. The 133rd Engineer Battalion is a heavy combat engineer unit that performs construction projects, such as building roads, airfields, and buildings, including the installation of electrical wiring and plumbing systems. The unit was activated in late 2003 and was deployed to Iraq in March 2004. Fellow soldiers remember what high standards Christopher had as a guardsman. He had been working on a way to increase the efficiency of convoys in Iraq the idea being that increased efficiency would reduce the number of convoys, making soldiers less vulnerable to attack. The irony is that several members of his battalion, including Gelineau, were driving in a convoy serving as a protective escort to military firefighters. He was in the lead humvee when a roadside bomb exploded and heavily damaged the vehicle. Enemy fighters then began shooting at the soldiers. Christopher was such a nice kid patient and quiet. He was friendly, reliable, and loved working with computers. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals and promoted to sergeant. On April 1, 2005, almost one year after her husband's death, Lavinia Gelineau was murdered in her Westbrook, Maine home by her father. (bio by: Brenda N) 
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  Lavinia Elena Onitiu Gelineau (1979 - 2005)
Evergreen Cemetery
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Plot: Sec-CC Lot-328 Grv-2
Created by: Sherrill Lilienthal
Record added: Apr 27, 2004
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