Fallen Soldier: Christopher E. Loudon

Christopher E. Loudon
Dates: Died October 17, 2006
Hometown: Brockport, PA
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Player: Palmer Jackson

Second Lieutenant Christopher E. Loudon, 23, of Brockport, Pa. died October 17, 2006, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

2LT Loudon was adventurous as a child, fearless, and always wanted to be a soldier. Throughout high school, he had a broad spectrum of interests, from soccer, tennis, and wrestling to singing in musicals and participating in the marching band.

2LT Loudon excelled in the ROTC program at Slippery Rock University, leading the Ranger Challenge his senior year. He continued to use those skills in all his training once he was commissioned into the Army.

“He loved his job and was doing exactly what he always wanted to do” said wife, Jacey. “I have every confidence that he would have continued to excel as an Army officer and to inspire others to do great things in life.”

2LT Loudon is survived by his wife, Jacey and daughter Isabel.