November 21, 2015

Christopher Castaneda - U.S. Military Fatality - Iraq

Private Christopher J. Castaneda, age 19, of Fripp Island, South Carolina, died on November 19, 2015, at an Air Base in Iraq. 
Chris Castaneda

Private Castaneda was a member of the 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry, the 3rd Battalion, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He was stationed at Fort Drum, New York. 

The cause of Christopher's death has not been released as of this date.  The Army has stated that he died as a result of a non-combat related incident. 

Chris joined the Army in January of 2015. He completed basic and advanced training at Fort Benning, Georgia.  He arrived at Fort Drum in May of 2015 and deployed to Iraq in August of 2015.

Christopher's awards include the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Achievement Medal.

Christopher's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their young
Angels of God, pray for Chris and for those
who have lost him.
brother. He will be forever remembered. 

Christopher's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was just a kid. He was trying to do his best. He will be forever mourned.

Chris is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother and grandfather.

Thank you for your service to your country, Chris. 

Pray for all who die young. They barely had a chance to live. 

Pray, without ceasing, unto God for an end to all War. 

Pray that Chris is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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