Fallen Soldier: Christopher Ramos

Christopher Ramos
Dates: Died April 5, 2004
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Lieutenant
Player: Gaven Lane

Marine Corps Lance Corporal Christopher Ramos, 26, of Albuquerque, N.M., was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was killed April 5, 2004, by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.

LCpl Ramos grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from West Mesa High School in 1995. He was on his second tour in Iraq when he was killed west of Baghdad.

LCpl Ramos entered the Marines to better himself, although he also aspired to serve as a police officer in Albuquerque, where his brother was a firefighter, when he completed his service in the Marines.

The 26-year-old father was remembered as a man faithful to God, his country, and his family. “He was a good guy, a good father,” said longtime friend Robert Lovato, who was the best man at Ramos’ wedding in 2002. “He provided well for his family.”

Ramos is survived by his wife, Dianna, his daughter, Malaya and a stepson, Gabriel Booth.