Spec Christopher J. Rivera Wesley

Spec Christopher J. Rivera Wesley

Birth
Death 8 Dec 2003 (aged 26)
Iraq
Burial Piti, Guam
Plot Sec 1 Site 5
Memorial ID 10797554 · View Source
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Spc. Christopher J. Rivera Wesley of Portland, Oregon graduated from high school in 1995 and joined the Army soon after. Enlisting meant the young recruit could see the world. Before re-enlisting he went to live with his grandmother in Guam. But when his grandmother died he was a continent away, fighting in Iraq. He tried to come home, but wasn't able to. The two were close, and Chris had lived with her for a time when she became ill. Christopher died when his Stryker combat vehicle tumbled off a dirt road in central Iraq and landed upside down in an irrigation canal. He was based at Fort Lewis, Wash. He was 26.

Army
1st Battalion
23rd Infantry Regiment
3rd Brigade Combat Team
2nd Infantry Division
Fort Lewis, Washington


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 16 Apr 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10797554
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Christopher J. Rivera Wesley (7 Aug 1977–8 Dec 2003), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10797554, citing Guam Veterans Cemetery, Piti, Guam ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .