Barton, Christopher R.
Army Private 1st class

Christopher R. Barton, age 22, from Harrisburg, North Carolina, Cabarrus county.

Parents: Elaine Schmiedeshoff and Roy Schmiedeshoff
Spouse: Heather Goldwin Barton

Service era: Afghanistan
Military history: 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Enlisted Dec. 30, 2008. Bonze Star and Purple Heart.

Date of death: Monday, May 24, 2010
Death details: Died in Khowst Province, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.
Cemetery: Harrisburg Presbyterian Church

Source: Department of Defense, Concord and Kannapolis Independent Tribune, Military Times

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