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Army Spc. Christopher T. Griffin
Died October 3, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
24, of Kincheloe, Mich.; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Oct. 3 at COP Keating, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires. Also killed were Sgt. Justin T. Gallegos, Sgt. Joshua M. Hardt, Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk, Spc. Stephan L. Mace, Staff Sgt. Vernon W. Martin, Sgt. Michael P. Scusa and Pfc. Kevin C. Thomson.
Flags lowered in memory of Griffin
The Associated Press
LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Jennifer Granholm has ordered that U.S. flags in Michigan be flown at half-staff to honor a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.
Flags should be lowered Wednesday for Army Sgt. Christopher T. Griffin, 24, of Kincheloe. He died Oct. 3 in Kamdesh alongside seven of his comrades when enemy forces attacked their contingency outpost.
Griffin was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Griffin’s rank was posthumously upgraded from specialist to sergeant. Funeral services also will be held Oct. 14.