SPC Christopher T. Fox

SPC Christopher T. Fox

SPC Christopher T. Fox, 21, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sept. 29, 2008, in Adhamiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire while on patrol.

Fox was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

He was remembered as a laid-back guy who always wanted to be a soldier and fight for his country.

“He did what he loved and, for some reason, I feel like that’s what he wanted. If he had to leave he wanted to leave in combat,” said Fox’s brother Randal White.

Fox, who enlisted in the military in March 2005, was on his second tour, due to be discharged from the Army in July. He was in the service for three years and worked as a mortarman.

Fox, who played football in high school, splashed his social networking Web page orange with University of Tennessee logos. He wanted to enroll at the Knoxville campus next fall and maybe play football, maybe study criminal justice and become a police officer, not letting his military training go to waste, said Amy Frost, a friend.

“He loved the people he worked with, comrades in arms. He died over there fighting for something,” Frost said.

He also is survived by his stepfather, Randal Hancock.

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