CPL Christopher Raymond Degiovine

CPL Christopher Raymond Degiovine

Birth
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death 26 Apr 2007 (aged 25)
Anbar, Iraq
Burial Colchester, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 19168411 · View Source
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Chris was raised by his father in Essex Junction, Vermont, and graduated from the Essex Educational Center (high school). He worked with the Essex Police department doing bicycle patrols during the summers of 2003 and 2004 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Champlain College in Burlington in 2005. He and his high school sweetheart, Rachel, moved to Denver, Colorado, where they were both employed until he joined the United States Marine Corps in December of 2005. Chris was always motivated by all things "military." Rachel and Chris were married one week prior to Chris leaving for bootcamp in San Diego, California. He excelled at boot camp in marksmanship. After additional training, he was promoted (Meritoriously) to corporal with less than one year of service on December 2, 2006. He was deployed with his company to Iraq on April 5, 2007, and was killed in action on April 26, 2007. He was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was dedicated to win the "War on Terrorism" and fully supported the mission. He loved his Marine Corps experience and planned to make it a career. Christopher had a great sense of humor and was an avid golfer. Chris is survived by his wife, Rachel (Young) DeGiovine of Jacksonville, North Carolina; his father, Ray DeGiovine of Essex Junction; his paternal grandmother, Camille DeGiovine of Greenville, New York; his uncles, Don (Marilyn) DeGiovine of Auburn, New York and Bill DeGiovine of Greenville; cousins, Barbara Fenton and her children, Nicholas and Kyle, and Diane DeGiovine, her husband Fred Bush and their children, Chelsea and Alex. Chris was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Othello DeGiovine in 1984. Chris is also survived by his in-laws; Rachel's grandparents, Andrew and Kathleen Greeno of Alburgh, Rachel's parents, Lawrence and Pamela Young of Essex Junction, and Rachel's siblings, Lawrence Young, Caroline and Jeremy Williams and Melissa and Abraham Begins. Bio by: Sue


  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 30 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19168411
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Christopher Raymond Degiovine (28 Nov 1981–26 Apr 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19168411, citing Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery, Colchester, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 46778782) .