|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1990|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 2011|
Pfc. Christopher A. Horns, 20, of Colorado Springs, Colo., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. He died Oct. 22, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. PFC Horns was a Ranger automatic rifleman assigned to Co. C, 2nd BN, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, WA. He was on his first deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. A Military Funeral Service will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Calmar Lutheran Church, 201 N East St., Calmar Iowa 52132. Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Calmar Lutheran Church in Calmar. There will also be visitation on Saturday after 10:00 a.m., at the church. "On his first combat deployment, Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Horns demonstrated all the qualities we look for in our U.S. Army Rangers. Courageous and disciplined, he lost his life while pressing the assault in an area known for insurgent activity," said Hodne. "He earned the universal respect of seniors and peers alike. We will honor his service and remember his sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Horns family." Christopher is survived by his parents: Larry and Tammy Horns, Colorado Springs, CO. His sister; Tiffany Horns, Colorado Springs, CO. His girlfriend: Linda Heisler, Join Base Lewis-McCord, WA. Grandparents: Irving & Barbara Horns, Decorah, IA and Mona Hills, Stillwater, OK. Aunts and uncles: Kathleen (Al) Kocher, Marseilles, IL, Audrey Emerson, Adell, WI, Sidney (Theresa) Horns Luana, IA, Susanna Sisk, Charlotte, NC, Melon Horns, Harpers Ferry, IA, Sandra (Randy) Evanson, Monona, IA, Neal (Debbie) Horns, Postville, IA, Martin (Martha) Horns, Winston, GA, Jeffery (Dawn Joy) Horns, Cresco, IA, Dwight (Shauna) Horns, Postville, IA, Dawn Horns Miller, Virginia Beach, VA, Timothy, David, Jonathan and Nathan Hills, Carolyn Jones and Renee Hills. Cousins: Daniel and Jeremy Jacobsen, Boyd and Blayne Johanningmeier, Justine Calderwood, Michael and Matthew Horns, Brianna Horns, Joshua, Keith and Ethan Evanson, Sarah Horns, Amanda, Kristine, Jonathan and Bryan Horns, River and Cloey Horns; Lavender Lennon Horns. Friends: Nick Lasik, Tyler Woods. Fellow 75th RANGER regiment Brothers/Soldiers: PFC Tyler Stephenson, Cody Girgent, Garret Kelly, Timothy Hopkins and Christopher Hobbs and many other Rangers. Christopher was preceded in death by his uncle: Myron Horns. Cousins: Domonic and Savanna Horns.
Calmar Lutheran Church Cemetery
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jan 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83924682