U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Christopher Lee Weaver was a member of the Lynchburg-based Marine Reserve's 4th Combat Engineering Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Company C. He was killed in a convoy ambush on January 26, 2005, in Haditha, Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was 24 years old.
Education & Training
Christopher was a honors graduate of Chancellor High School class of 1998. Christopher was a member of Boy Scout Troop 179 and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He continued his education at Virginia Tech graduating in 2002 with a degree in History and a minor in Recreational Management. His name appears on the war memorial at Virginia Tech.
He had a love for the outdoors, a keen interest in history, and a determination to serve his country. He held to the belief that history was made every day by ordinary people. He couldn't guarantee that he would accomplish greatness in his life, but he hoped to be remembered beyond just a name on a few lists. Baseball field Number 3 at Patriot Park is dedicated to honoring his dedication and service to our country.