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

Christopher B Rodgers

Griffin, Georgia

September 1, 2010

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
20 Marine L/Cpl

1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 Killed while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ajc.com 09/03/11:

Marine from Griffin killed in Afghanistan

By Mike Morris

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
8:02 a.m. Friday, September 3, 2010

A Marine from Griffin was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense has announced.

Lance Cpl. Christopher Blake Rodgers, 20, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Rodgers was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

A family friend, Allison Moore, told the Griffin Daily News that while watching the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on television, Rodgers, then 11 years old, told his family he wanted to join the Marine Corps and be on the front lines.

"That was his lifelong dream," Moore told the newspaper. "He died doing what he loved."

8:02 a.m. Friday, September 3, 2010

A Marine from Griffin was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense has announced.

Lance Cpl. Christopher Blake Rodgers, 20, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Rodgers was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

A family friend, Allison Moore, told the Griffin Daily News that while watching the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on television, Rodgers, then 11 years old, told his family he wanted to join the Marine Corps and be on the front lines.

"That was his lifelong dream," Moore told the newspaper. "He died doing what he loved."

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