Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Christopher R Barton

Concord, North Carolina

May 24, 2010

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
22 Army Pfc

1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell, Kentucky

 Killed in Khowst province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

From The Leaf Chronicle theleafchronicle.com 05/27/10:

Fort Campbell soldier killed
in Afghanistan

THE LEAF-CHRONICLE May 27, 2010

The military says a Fort Campbell soldier was killed
in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked.

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday
that 22-year-old Pfc. Christopher R. Barton, of
Concord, N.C., died on Monday in Khowst province.

Barton was an infantryman to the C Troop, 1st
Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade
Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

He joined the Army in December 2008 and arrived at
Fort Campbell in June 2009. His awards and
decorations include the Army Commendation Medal; A
rmy Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service
Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal;
Afghanistan Campaign Medal; NATO Medal; Army
Service Ribbon and Weapons Qualification, M4,
expert.

He is survived by his wife, Heather N. Barton and his
mother, Elaine Schmiedeshoff, both of Harrisburg,
N.C.

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