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08-24-2010, 11:49
RIP warrior

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Army Ranger died in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs
Spc. Christopher Shane Wright

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, August 23, 2010) – A U.S. Army Ranger was killed on Aug. 19 during combat operations while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Ranger was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Spc. Christopher Shane Wright, 23, a native of Tollesboro, Ky., was seriously wounded during a fire fight with the enemy in Konar Province. He was treated immediately by unit medical personnel and was quickly evacuated to the nearest treatment facility where he later died of his wounds.

Wright enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 2004. He served as a rifleman in Co. A, 1st Bn., 5th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.; and, later with Co. A, 1st Bn., 2nd Armor Calvary Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Wright most recently served as a squad automatic weapons gunner in Co. C, 1st Battalion, 75th Rgr. Regt.

"Spc. Wright was the epitome of a Ranger - fierce warrior, incredibly competent, and dedicated to mission accomplishment. Spc. Wright died in a fire fight that ultimately killed three Taliban who were reportedly responsible for the death of two other U.S. servicemen," said Col. Michael E. Kurilla, commander of the 75th Rgr. Regt. "He is a hero to our Nation, the Army, and his family."

Wright was on his third combat deployment. He previously deployed once to Afghanistan and once to Iraq.

“Spc. Wright was the epitome of a Ranger. He was an incredibly talented young man, who volunteered to serve his Nation in a time of war and ultimately gave his life in her defense," said Lt. Col. Mike Foster, 1st Ranger Battalion commander. “His loss is felt across the entire battalion and our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family."

He is survived by his father, James Cochran and stepmother, Michele Cochran of Tollesboro, Ky.; and his mother, Linda Dennis of Jeffersonville, Ind.

08-24-2010, 11:56
RIP, young warrior. Peace to your parents.

wet dog
08-24-2010, 12:02
Rest in Peace young warrior, you will not be forgotten.


08-24-2010, 12:10
Rest in Peace Ranger....

...in peace.

08-24-2010, 12:12
Rest in Peace, Spc. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten.

molon labe

08-24-2010, 12:27
Rest in peace, Ranger. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Prayers to you and yours...

08-24-2010, 13:23
RIP, Warrior.



08-24-2010, 13:37
Godspeed, Ranger, Rest in peace

08-24-2010, 13:54
Rest In Peace, and Thank You

08-24-2010, 14:05
RIP Ranger, Vaya con Dios..

08-24-2010, 14:56
Rest In Peace, Ranger.

08-24-2010, 15:18
Rest in Peace

08-24-2010, 15:59
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior.................:(

Big Teddy

08-24-2010, 16:05
Rest in Peace Warrior. Thank you for your service, dedication and sacrifice. My prayers to your family and friends.

Trip_Wire (RIP)
08-24-2010, 16:18
RIP Ranger Spc. Christopher Shane Wright — RLTW

Abu Jack
08-24-2010, 16:22
Rest In Peace

08-24-2010, 17:07
Rest in Peace Ranger Wright. Thank you for your service.


08-24-2010, 17:36
Thank you for your sacrifice. A true hero indeed.

Big Boss
08-24-2010, 17:47

Vaya con Dios

08-24-2010, 18:20
RIP Ranger, may God bless and keep you and your family always.

08-24-2010, 21:26
Rest in peace Spc. Christopher Shane Wright. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My prayers are with your family and brothers.

08-24-2010, 21:31
Rest in Peace ......

08-24-2010, 23:43
RIP Ranger. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Red Flag 1
08-25-2010, 09:24
Rest In Peace Ranger.

08-25-2010, 10:20
Godspeed Ranger Wright.

08-25-2010, 23:20
Rest in Peace Ranger. Prayers

08-26-2010, 04:42
Rest in Peace Warrior


08-26-2010, 06:57
RIP Ranger

08-26-2010, 23:11
Rest in Peace Warrior, and thank you. Hope and peace to those who loved you.