FREDERICKSBURG, VA, US
U.S. Marine Corps
CPL, C CO, 4TH CEB BN, (1ST BN, 23D MAR, 31ST MEU, 1ST MAR DIV), LYNCHBURG, VA
01/26/2005, HADITHAH, IRAQ
CPL Christopher Lee Weaver was born in Charleston, SC. He was about to see the world courtesy of the United States Navy. From South Carolina, the Weaver family headed north to Stafford, VA. Their next stop was Scotland. As a kindergärtner at a local school, Christopher left an indelible mark on his classmates after he ran a la Rambo through a glass door. Blood and torn clothing automatically granted the label super hero to Christopher. Scotland was a perfect jumping off point for the Weaver family to explore Europe. He began his involvement with Scouts during his Scottish sojourn.
Three years later, CPL Weaver was stateside again. In 1998 Christopher graduated from Chancellor High School in Virginia where he was selected one of 28 seniors as superlative members of the class. He continued with Scouting reaching the achievement of Eagle Scout. CPL Weaver graduated from Virginia Tech in 2002. He began his military career by joining the Marine Corps reserve. CPL Weaver completed basic Marine Corps training at Parris Island, SC in 1999.
Christopher was a proud American and gave his life for something he truly believed in.
According to Marine CPT John Kuniholm easily picked up on what set Christopher L. Weaver apart: CPL Weaver was quiet, but when he had something to say he spoke with intelligence and insight. His platoon call sign was “Silent Fox.” CPL Weaver was known for his sense of humor and his generosity with his time and life experiences. “If you went to him for help, he was always available,” said Tom Marlow, a friend from Virginia Tech. “The times he was happiest were during the simple things, like sitting around and watching a movie with friends,” added Jeff D’Anza, another friend.
CPL Weaver’s death is a constant reminder of the danger confronted everyday by the thousands of American men and women who serve in our armed forces. They perform their duties with devotion in spite of being in harm’s way.