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SGT Christopher James Taylor

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SGT Christopher James Taylor

Birth
Death
24 Jul 2005 (aged 22)
Salah ad Din, Iraq
Burial
Smiths Station, Lee County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID
84784792 View Source

Associated Press

OPELIKA, Ala. — The mayor of Opelika has praised the courage of Sgt. Christopher J. Taylor, the second soldier from the east Alabama city killed in Iraq.

“I just want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family,” Mayor Gary Fuller said Tuesday. “I applaud his bravery, and I’m so grateful to all the servicemen.”

Taylor, 22, died Sunday in a mortar attack in Balad, Iraq, the Defense Department said. The mortar rounds hit Taylor as he was exiting a bunker, the military said.

Taylor was a graduate of Opelika High School, city schools spokeswoman Kathy Larkin said.

Also honored on Warriors Walk, Ft. Stewart, GA

Army
1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery,
1st Brigade Combat Team,
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Stewart, Ga.

Associated Press

OPELIKA, Ala. — The mayor of Opelika has praised the courage of Sgt. Christopher J. Taylor, the second soldier from the east Alabama city killed in Iraq.

“I just want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family,” Mayor Gary Fuller said Tuesday. “I applaud his bravery, and I’m so grateful to all the servicemen.”

Taylor, 22, died Sunday in a mortar attack in Balad, Iraq, the Defense Department said. The mortar rounds hit Taylor as he was exiting a bunker, the military said.

Taylor was a graduate of Opelika High School, city schools spokeswoman Kathy Larkin said.

Also honored on Warriors Walk, Ft. Stewart, GA

Army
1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery,
1st Brigade Combat Team,
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Stewart, Ga.

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