In the early morning hours of Monday, 5 January, 2006,
Captain Christopher Petty was killed in action in Iraq, while
commanding a convoy from Baghdad to Karbala. As they neared An Najaf, a roadside bomb planted by insurgents
detonated as Captain Petty's armored Humvee passed, killing all
soldiers on board.
He was just weeks into his second deployment
in Iraq, a duty he volunteered for from his deep sense of
patriotism and dedication to his soldiers. While in command
of his unit, Captain Petty proudly served his country, placing his
life on the line to protect the soldiers under his command and to
bring peace and stability to the country of Iraq.
was a Point of Contact for The Ships Project and our first POC to be killed in action. We grieve with his
family for the loss of a good man and a brave soldier.