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Brett Thomas Christian
Birth: Dec. 5, 1975
Death: Jul. 23, 2003, Iraq

Army Spc. Christian was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502 Infantry, 101st Airborne Div., Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Christian was driving a troop truck in a convoy that came under attack by rocket-propelled grenades. The Christians moved to the Cleveland area from Long Island, New York, 13 years ago. Brett attended Richmond Heights and St. Edward high schools. He always wanted to be a soldier and enlisted before he finished high school. The Army trained Brett as a sniper and he served a year in Korea before being called to Iraq. At night in Iraq, Brett often slept on top of his truck to catch a breeze after desert days of 120-degree heat. By day, his job driving a 2 1/2-ton diesel carrier was both grueling and dangerous. Soldiers who served with Brett, described him as a leader. When the unit commander needed a bridge secured in Iraq, he called on Brett to lead the point-group. He helped secure the overpass and later directed the group back to Kuwait after the expedition got lost. Brett was a very, very dependable soldier the kind of guy that you would want to have in a foxhole with you. In letters from Iraq, he praised the Kurdish and Iraqi people and talked about the tough battle conditions. Brett has been posthumously promoted to Sergeant. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60 Site 7885
 
Created by: Shiver
Record added: May 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8779030
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