1st. Lt. Christopher W. Barnett served in the Louisiana Army National Guard, 1st Batallion, 156 Armor Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team. Christopher W. Barnett loved the troops he commanded and planned to join an active duty unit after finishing his tour in Iraq as a National Guardsman.
Returning home in June, 2003, he soon volunteered for a special training operation in Australia. Completing that mission, he signed on active duty with the Inspector/Instructor Staff, 3rd Pltn. 4th AABN, Alpha Co, where he took pride in his work with the Marine Corps.