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SPC CHRISTOPHER STEVEN HONAKER

  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: HAVELOCK, NC
  • Date of Birth:
  • Date of Death: 07-05-2007
  • Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Unit: COMPANY A, 2D BATTALION, 503D INFANTRY, 173D AIRBORNE BRIGADE
  • Port/Base: CAMP EDERLE, ITALY

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  • SPC Christopher died July 5, 2007 of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire and indirect fire in the Watapor Valley of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Both men were members of Able Company, 2nd Battaltion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment based in Vicenza, Italy.
    SPC Christopher S. Honaker was born 25 September 1983 in Havelock, North Carolina. He enlisted in the US Army on 5 January 2006.
    During his time in Service he completed Basic Infantry Training, Advanced Individual Training, and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia. SPC Honaker then joined the ranks of the 2D Battalion 503D (Airborne) and the 173D Airborne Brigade Combat Team. He immediately found his home among the combat tested Soldiers of Able Company, 2-503D and he deployed with his Warlord brothers to combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VIII. SPC Honaker distinguished himself as an exemplary M249 Gunner and as one of the finest Soldiers in the Spartan Ranks.
    SPC Christopher Honaker’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal with V device for Valor, the Purple Heart, National Defense Service, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

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