|Birth: ||May 4, 1990, USA|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 2010, Afghanistan|
Lance Cpl. Christopher B. Rodgers, 20, of Griffin, Ga., died Sept. 1 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. He graduated from Spalding High School in 2008, where he spent all four years in the JROTC program. Blake graduated from High School in May of 2008 and enlisted in the Marine Corps in July. He is survived by his father Chris Rodgers, mother Jane Rodgers and sister Emily Rodgers, grandparents, Paul & Velma Pierce and the late John T. (Jack) Lowrimore and Joyce Lowrimore of Griffin and Edwin and Zaretta Rodgers of Concord, GA; Uncle John Lowrimore of Griffin; Uncle Mark & Aunt Laura Rodgers of Riverview, FL; Uncle Jim & Aunt Laverne Lowrimore of Portsmouth, Rhode Island; Uncle Bob and Aunt Sharon Williams of Marietta, GA and Uncles Tony Rodgers and Derrick Rodgers, both of Griffin ; First Cousins, Tiffany Rodgers, Jessica Rodgers and Drew Rodgers of Griffin; Samantha Lowrimore and Johnny Lowrimore of Griffin; Ashley Waldecker and Gabriel Rodgers of Riverview, FL; Phillip Lowrimore, Andrew Lowrimore and Eve Lowrimore of Portsmouth, Rhode Island and Amelia and Bradford Williams of Marietta, GA. LCpl Rodgers was laid to rest on Saturday, September 11, 2010; a date chosen to commemorate that seminal moment in history wherein the course of our Nation was forever changed in the blink of an eye; a date that so affected an eleven year old boy from Griffin, GA that he dedicated his young life to service and to righting that horrific wrong; a date that irrevocably altered his life, our lives and through his sacrifice, the lives of people he never knew. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Oak Hill Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens.
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Sep 02, 2010
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