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Christopher Scott Paxton
Birth: May 16, 1972
Scott County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 2003
Richland County
South Carolina, USA


Son of William and Lynda Meyer Paxton. He married Erin Jan. 21, 1998, at Ft. Drum, New York.

His time at Fort Jackson was spent training soldiers in basic combat infantry skills and providing key leadership throughout the battalion. He was an asset to the battalion's mission and a role model for all soldiers to follow. In his 13 years of military service he was stationed in Germany, Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Polk, La., Fort Drum and Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort Jackson. During that time, he served in peacekeeping missions in Haiti and Bosnia Herzegovina.

He earned prestigious awards such as the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantry Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Senior Parachutes Badge and Air Assault Badge. He was awarded such medals and ribbons as Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, NATO Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon.

He is survived by his wife, Erin Paxton, Columbia, S.C.; sons, Jordan Paxton, Davenport, and Joseph Paxton, Columbia; mother, Lynda Paxton, Moline; father and stepmother, William Paxton Sr. and Teresa, Silvis; brothers, William Paxton Jr., Colona, and Nathan Paxton, East Moline; sister, Rebecca Paxton, Silvis; and grandparents, Pauline Meyer, Davenport, and Everett and Lois Paxton, East Moline. 
SFC US Army Persian Gulf
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Z - 937
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Record added: Apr 05, 2007
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Christopher Scott Paxton
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Christopher Scott Paxton
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Christopher Scott Paxton
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- Art Stafford
 Added: Mar. 25, 2014
You are surely missed.
- pamala mcdowell
 Added: Oct. 23, 2013
Words can not express how much you are loved & missed...Love always & forever
- Becky
 Added: Mar. 16, 2013
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