U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Moon, 20, of Tucson, Arizona, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died on July 13, 2010, from injuries sustained on July 6, 2010 in Arghandab, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his dismounted patrol with an improvised explosive device. He is survived by his parents Marsha and Brian and sister Sunday.
The following was written by Brian Flannery who served with Chris in Afghanistan.
I was privileged enough to be able to call Chris my friend. Chris was a sniper who was attached to my platoon, and without a doubt he proved to be our most valuable asset during our time in the Arghandab. He was naturally good at everything he did, whether it was playing touch football at our firebase, or eliminating insurgents with his M110 sniper system. I was on the mission when Chris got hit, and I walked over the very spot in which the IED was emplaced that wounded Chris. There is no doubt in my mind that the fighters in our AO were targeting Chris, otherwise I would not be here today. All that I can say, is that Chris was with his brothers on 6 July 2010. A quote from Shakespeare’s Henry the Fifth: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall forever be my brother.. Airborne, All the Way, Fury From the Sky!
~Let’s get some today to honor Flan’s friend, Chris Moon!!!