Army Ranger Killed in Afghanistan - Spc. Christopher Gathercole

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http://news.soc.mil/releases/News Archive/2008/May/080528-03.html

RELEASE NUMBER: 080528-03
DATE POSTED: MAY 28, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Army Ranger killed in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Special Operations Command

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, May 28, 2008) — An Army Ranger assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, here, was killed in Afghanistan May 26.

Spc. Christopher Gathercole, 21, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was killed while conducting combat operations near Ghazni, Afghanistan. He was a lightweight machine (MK46) gunner.

Gathercole volunteered for military service and entered the Army in October 2005. After completing One Station Unit Training, Basic Airborne Course and the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Ranger Indoctrination Program training at Fort Benning, Ga., he was assigned to 2nd Bn. in June 2006. He served in Company C, 2nd Platoon as a M203 gunner and later as a MK46 gunner. In October 2007, Gathercole transferred to Comp. D, 2nd Platoon, where he continued to serve as a MK46 gunner.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge and the Ranger Tab.

Gathercole is survived by his brother Edward F. Gathercole and father Edward R. Gathercole both of Santa Rosa and his mother Catherine Haines of Fairfield, Calif.

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RIP Spc. Gathercole. My thoughts and prayers out to the men he served with, and to the members of his family and friends back at home.

RLTW.
 

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A good friend of mine was KIA in Ghazni almost 2 years ago. He grew up a couple hours away from this soldier's hometown.

RIP SPC Gathercole. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
 
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