|Pfc. Christopher D. Mabry
United States Marine Corps
KIA 07 April 2004, Iraq
A package was on its way to Iraq, filled with Pop-Tarts, M&Ms, trail mix and disposable razors for
Christopher Mabry. There was a birthday card, too, because Mabry would turn 20 on April 29. "He
wanted me to send him stuff that he could share with the other Marines," said his grandmother
Frances Mabry, who raised him since he was 4. Pfc. Mabry, of Chunky, Miss., was among 13
Marines killed while battling Sunni insurgents west of Baghdad on April 7. He was an honors
student in high school, besides playing football and running track. When he placed second in a
sprint at a meet in 2002, his teammates and coach congratulated him. But Mabry was disappointed.
"I want to be the best," he told coach Bubba Hathorn. On the football field, Mabry was the leader,
teammate Spencer Robinson said. "Everyone followed him. He was the hardest worker in the
weight room and the most energetic athlete," he said. Mabry signed up for the Marines during his
senior year, and months later, in February, he was deployed to Iraq. "He was an exceptional
person," Frances Mabry said.
Memorial Page Established by-Frankie Mabry Woodall
To you Chris. We all love and miss you very much. You
are in our hearts and minds every day that goes by. You were truly one
of a kind. You left this earth to join the Lord above. Every-one who
served with you and who knew you knows how good you were. You will never
be forgotten. In our thoughts and Prayers for-ever.
December 28, 2012
In our thoughts and prayers always. We love and miss you more than words can say. Love
19, of Chunky, Miss.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed April 7 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.