Soldier Honored: Christopher S. Cash
Hometown: Winterville, North Carolina
Branch of Service: Army
A member of the Army Nation Guard out of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Cash was the commander of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and was killed in action on June 24, 2004. His unit was clearing passage for school children in Baqubah, Iraq when they came under attack by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Cash had opened the hatch of his vehicle and was relaying verbal directions to those on the outside when he was fatally injured. Another soldier from the unit also lost his life in the attack.
Cash, 36, from Winterville, North Carolina is survived by his wife, Dawn. He had two sons from a previous marriage. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service and the Purple Heart for being injured in combat.