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Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Spc. Nelson Earned Combat Infantryman Badge

Posted by armypao75 on July 9, 2009

Spc. Christopher Nelson is a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan and has been awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and Army Commendation Medal.

Spc. Christopher Nelson is a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan and has been awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and Army Commendation Medal.

A Brighton, Co., Soldier is competing in the Army Reserve’s prestigious “Best Warrior Competition” at Fort McCoy, Wis., 13-17 July.  Spc. Christopher D. Nelson, an infantryman with the 104th Division, is one of only 28 Soldiers in the 206,000-strong Army Reserve selected to compete.

Nelson has deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq.  He was a gunner and a driver and was decorated for his actions in combat with an Army Commendation Medal, and a Combat Infantryman Badge.

Nelson comes from a long line of military service.  His father was an MP with the 4th Infantry Division in the 1970s, his grandfather served in the Korean War as a Navy mechanic on the USS BOXER, and uncles served in both WWII and Vietnam.  Nelson “joined the Army to give something back.”

In his civilian occupation, Nelson is a security guard at Lockheed Martin.  He is currently attending American Military University pursuing a degree in Intelligence.

“Never forget those who gave their lives in support of the global war on terrorism,” said Nelson.

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