Thursday, October 23, 2008


Just can't sleep. Way too much on my mind I guess.

A Patriot comes home to rest.

Mississippi Soldier to be buried Friday. News Clip of PGR escorting Christopher and his family from the airport back to Columbia, Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. -- Army Pfc. Christopher A. McCraw, who died last week in Iraq, will be laid to rest Friday.

The 23-year-old Columbia native was killed Oct. 14 when he came under attack while on a patrol in Baghdad.

Family members said McCraw had a young son and planned to marry the child's mother when he returned from Iraq.

The Mississippi Patriot Guard Riders will be standing a flag line and escorting this soldier to his final resting place.

Visitation is set for 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia. The funeral is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Pentecostal Church.

McCraw was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

At least 67 people from Mississippi or with strong ties to the state have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The majority died in Iraq.


Army Wife said...

That is far too many...

Greta Perry said...

Knowing that there are angels like you in MS to watch over these families is comforting. Now get some sleep!


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