RIP Ranger Spc. Christopher Gathercole
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U.S. Army Special Operations Command
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, May 28, 2008) — An Army Ranger assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash., was killed in Afghanistan May 26.
Spc. Christopher Gathercole, 21, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was killed while conducting combat operations near Ghazni, Afghanistan. He was a lightweight machine (MK46) gunner.
Gathercole volunteered for military service and entered the Army in October 2005. After completing One Station Unit Training, Basic Airborne Course and the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Ranger Indoctrination Program training at Fort Benning, Ga., he was assigned to 2nd Bn. in June 2006. He served in Company C, 2nd Platoon as a M203 gunner and later as a MK46 gunner. In October 2007, Gathercole transferred to Comp. D, 2nd Platoon, where he continued to serve as a MK46 gunner.