SPC Christian Joseph Romig joined the Army in May, 2008. He became a Cavalry Scout at Fort Knox, Kentucky. His first deployment was to South Korea in October, 2008. There he was awarded the Army Achievement Medal. He returned in October, 2009 to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment 4th Brigrade Combat Team at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Christian was deployed to Khugyani District, Afghanistan in August, 2010. There he was presented the Combat Action Badge in November by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. His convoy was attacked while he was on a mission. Seven days after his 24th birthday, Christian's convoy was attacked again while on another mission. His vehicle was hit by an IED. He was killed in action on January 5, 2011.
Some of the awards he received were: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation, Army Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Afghanistan Campaign with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO, Marksmanship Qualification (expert).
Chris was a District Champion Wrestler at his Alma Mater, Grace King High School. He also wrestled in many Army tournaments while in Korea. Christian was a proud soldier. Among his many accomplishments, Chris thrived on the respect his fellow soldiers, friends and family had for him.
He was a wonderful son and a role model for his three younger brothers, Eric, Phillip, and Leaman and also his sister, Gabrielle. He felt it was his mission in life to make his family and friends laugh. Mission acccomplished, Christian.