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PFC Christopher Justin “Justin” Abston

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PFC Christopher Justin “Justin” Abston

  • Birth 16 Jun 1979 Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 4 Dec 2005 Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Railton, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 13420407

Pfc. Christopher "Justin" Abston of (Railton) Smiths Grove Kentucky and his brother would dress in camouflage and play army so it was no surprise that they also joined the Army together, Josh in 2003 and Justin in 2004. He was an outstanding Paratrooper who was very proud of his service in the military. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Parachutist Badge.

He is survived by his parents, Danny Lee and Colleen Michelle "Shelli" Coates Abston of Railton, Lisa Hawks and Troy Lanham of Biluxo. Brothers, SGT Joshua Abston of Ft Benning GA with the United States Army and Dyllan Abston of Railton. A sister, Kelli Alta Abston of Railton. Paternal grandparents, William Alton and Alta Rudell Sheffield Abston of Railton. Maternal grandfather, Karleen Hawks. Preceded in death by his maternal grandmother: Betty Jean Hawks.

There is a possibility that a smallpox vaccine may have caused Justin's death at age 26.

Army
Bravo Company
1st Battalion
505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
82nd Airborne Division
Fort Bragg, North Carolina


  • Maintained by: Wanda Abston Pursley
  • Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 23 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13420407
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Christopher Justin “Justin” Abston (16 Jun 1979–4 Dec 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13420407, citing Shiloh General Baptist Cemetery, Railton, Barren County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Wanda Abston Pursley (contributor 46945353) .