Army Pfc. Christopher R. Barton
Died May 24, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
22, of Concord, N.C.; assigned to 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died May 24 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire.
(The following was taken from www.campbell.military.mil) Barton was an infantryman assigned to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in December 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2009.
His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; NATO Medal; Army Service Ribbon and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.
Barton is survived by his wife, Heather N. Barton and his mother, Elaine Schmiedeshoff, both of Harrisburg, N.C.