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 Christopher Alan “Doc” Anderson

Christopher Alan “Doc” Anderson

San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Death 4 Dec 2006 (aged 24)
Anbar, Iraq
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Site 8453
Memorial ID 16925844 · View Source
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Navy Hospitalman Anderson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Anderson died as a result of enemy action. Christopher was born at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. His family moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1991 and then to Longmont, Colorado in 1995. At 14, he became one of Colorado's youngest ever to be certified as a baseball umpire. He graduated from Longmont High School in 2000 and held a range of jobs while attending Front Range Community College. During this time, he thought about police work, or becoming a firefighter, and took emergency response courses. However, in August 2005, Christopher enlisted in the Navy and dedicated himself to his training. While awaiting his Navy school starting date, he competed with Navy SEAL candidates and excelled in Navy academics. Anderson was a fourth-generation Navy man who, in his year and a half of service, achieved his goal of earning more ribbons than his Navy SEAL father did in his 20-year career. At boot camp, he was the honor graduate, voted No. 1 in his class by his peers and senior staff and went on to hospital corpsman medical training and advanced combat medical training. He was deployed to Ramadi, Iraq on Sept. 6, 2006 and while there, Christopher earned the affectionate title of "Doc." This title is only given to Navy hospital corpsmen that have impressed their U.S. Marine Corps counterparts with medical excellence under field combat conditions. He was promoted posthumously to the rank of U.S. Navy Corpsman HM3. While in Iraq, Christopher maintained his MySpace page so I will let him tell you about himself.

About me:
born in San Diego CA and then moved to Boulder CO. I am a city and country boy, i can surf and ride. I am now stationed at Camp Lejeuene NC. like being crazy. always trying new things, but i am still carful. live life to the fullest. like to see new places and new faces. very close to my freinds and always try to be their for them. i am getting out of the navy in aug 2007 and going back to school some where, but i dont know where, some place with a good business law school, but i have to get back from my tour in Ramadi Irac first, i leave sept 10 or 11th and will be thier for eight months. i love to be spontanious and go on crazy road trips. i can play in the mud but can dress to impress. If you are reading this i am in Ramadi Iraq with my marines. my brother John writes on my comments section of this page to let you all know my address (i would love to hear from you and i will write back)and to let you know what hell on earth is like. love you all and cant wait to come home.

  • Created by: Brenda N
  • Added: 6 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16925844
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Alan “Doc” Anderson (22 Jan 1982–4 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16925844, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .