August 4, 2017

Jonathon Hunter and Christopher Harris - U.S. Military Fatalities - Afghanistan

Two American soldiers died in the line of duty on August 2, 2017, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. 

Tragically deceased are:

Jonathon Hunter (L); Christopher Harris (R)
Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter, age 23, of Columbus, Indiana. He graduated from Columbus East High School in 2011 and also studied criminal justice at Indiana State University. He was a standout football player in high school. He joined the Army in 2014. Military officials stated that Sgt. Jonathon Hunter was the leader we all want to work for - strong, decisive, compassionate, and courageous. He was revered by his Paratroopers and respected throughout his unit. Family members describe Jonathon as a man of faith who was cheerful and loving. Jonathon is survived by many loved ones including his wife, Whitney. 

Spc. Christopher Michael Harris, age 25, of Jackson Springs, North Carolina. He joined the Army in 2013. Military officials stated that Spc. Christopher Harris was an extraordinary young man and a phenomenal Paratrooper. He was courageous, disciplined and empathetic. Friends stated that Chris brought energy to everything he did. Christopher's wife, Britt, is pregnant with their child.   

Both men were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Jonathon and Christopher died as a result of wounds sustained when a vehicle-borne
Angels of God, pray for Jonathon
and for Christopher and for those
who have lost them. 
improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy.

Jonathon and Christopher were serving in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel which is the U.S. military action against terrorism in Afghanistan.

Funding sites have been set up to help the families of these men with expenses:

Jonathon's and Christopher's military comrades are in mourning over the deaths of their young brothers. These men lived and died as warriors. They are heroes who lost their lives in the service of their country.

They will be forever remembered.

Jonathon's and Christopher's loved ones are devastated over their sudden and tragic deaths. Both men were just starting out in life. They are greatly loved. They did their best. They will be forever mourned.

Oceans of tears have been shed for these men. 

Jonathon and Christopher are survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss them.

Thank you for your service to America, Jonathon.

Thank you for your service to America, Christopher. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die in a foreign land, far from their loved ones.

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

Pray that Jonathon and Christopher are in Heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.

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

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