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  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: DRACUT, MA
  • Date of Birth:
  • Date of Death: 11-06-2007
  • Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Port/Base: FORT HOOD, TX

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  • She enjoyed being in the military. She is a role model for young people because of her service to her church and country.

    Honor & Remember Our American Hero Specialist Christine M. Ndururi US Army

    Hometown: Dracut, Massachusetts

    Christine M. Ndururi was born in Kenya on December 6, 1985, and was a daughter of Wilson N. Wachira and Mary W. Mwaniki, of Dracut. She emigrated with her family to the United States and moved to Dracut in February of 2003 when she was sixteen years old. Christine in the Army reserves while a senior at Dracut High School graduating in 2005. "The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams," she wrote in her yearbook message. She was a bright light, and she had a smile that could light up the room. Christine was a devout Christian with a beautiful singing voice and was an active member of the Kenyan Community Presbyterian Church [Ushindi] in Lowell. She enjoyed singing and was a member of her church's choir. She also enjoyed playing and watching sports and watching movies.

    The family moved to Lowell from Kenya when she was 16, then moved to Dracut six months after that. Prior to entering the active Army she was employed as a certified nursing assistant by Tewksbury Hospital. She was hoping to get a scholarship to study nursing after her military service.

    Christine came from a family with a military tradition. Her father was a police officer in Kenya before moving to the United States. He is now a truck driver. Her two older brothers are veterans, her brother George served in the Army and Simon in the Air Force. In March of 2006 she entered the active Army and in September of that year she was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fort Hood, Texas, as an automated logistical specialist.

    Army Spc. Christine M. Ndururi 21,Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom assigned to the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; died Nov. 6, 2007 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, from a non-combat-related illness.

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