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Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Adlesperger View/Sign Guest Book
Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Adlesperger

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Age:   20
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Date of Death: 12/9/2004
Incident Location: Anbar province, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Lance Cpl.
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division
Unit's Base: Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Christopher S. Adlesperger's last message to his mom was good news. "Chris said he had just been promoted meritoriously to lance corporal," said his mother, Annette. "He said, 'How cool is that?'" Adlesperger, 20, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Dec. 9 during fighting in Iraq's Anbar province. He was based at Camp Pendleton. Adlesperger ran track, did tae kwon do and wrestled in high school, which he graduated from in 2003. "He was always looking to have fun," said his uncle, Dennis Adlesperger. "He loved the outdoors, he loved sports. He loved being around people, but he was competitive." After graduation, Adlesperger briefly attended the University of New Mexico and joined the Marines. "He felt like that was what he wanted to do _ go over there and defend us," Dennis Adlesperger said. "He knew when he was signed up that he was probably going over. That was his duty." He also is survived by his father, Gary.
Source: Associated Press
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