Swisher, Christopher Wayne

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: E Trp, 2d Squadron, 2d Armor Cavalry Regiment

Duty station: Fort Polk, Louisiana

MOS: 19D – Cavalry Scout

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon

Badges: Combat Action Badge

Deployments: 1 in Iraq

Enlisted: 1995

Commission Source: Na

Date of birth: 5-May-1977

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

High School: Lincoln Northeast

Married: Kristen

Children: Alexandria

Campaign: Iraq

Died: 10-Oct-2003

Age at death: 26

Cause of death: Killed in action – Rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire

Location of fatality: Baghdad, Iraq

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Place of interment: Lincoln Memorial Park in Lincoln, Nebraska

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Notes: Killed with Sean Silva.  Swisher joined the Army out of high school, overcoming dyslexia to pass his entrance exam.