Christopher Monroe

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Fort Wayne, IN

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant

Sergeant Christopher Monroe enlisted in the Army his junior year of high school. After 9/11, he wanted to follow his grandfather and father’s example by serving in the military and volunteered to deploy to Iraq. The day he was killed, he was not supposed to be on the mission. He volunteered to take the place of another soldier. He was killed while pushing another soldier out of harm’s way, saving their life.

Chris was a giver, always thinking of others before himself. He had the ability to make people smile, no matter how bad things were. A true patriot, Chris followed in a family tradition of service to this great nation.

A humble man, Chris would say his life was about serving others, not himself.

Age: 19

Date of Death: October 25, 2005

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