Staff Sergeant Christopher J. Babin, Louisiana Army National Guard, B Company,2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), New Iberia, LA was Killed in Action in Baghdad, Iraq on January 6, 2005 when a improvised explosive device struck his Bradley fighting vehicle. He was killed with six of his fellow soldiers, five of them from Louisiana. He was a Black Sheep or member of Charlie Company, the name given to his battalion based in Houma, Louisiana.
Corporal Davis was a crew chief of an A.A.V., better known as an “AMTRAK.” He was a reservist stationed in Gulfport, MS with the 3rd Platoon, Alpha Co., 4th AABN. He was activated in January 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Davis was attached to RCT 1.