Associated Press - May 26, 2010 12:35 PM ET
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - The military says a Fort Campbell soldier was killed in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked.
The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that 22-year-old Pfc. Christopher R. Barton, of Concord, N.C., died on Monday in Khowst province.
Barton was an infantryman to the C Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
He joined the Army in December 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2009. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; NATO Medal; Army Service Ribbon and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.
He is survived by his wife, Heather N. Barton and his mother, Elaine Schmiedeshoff, both of Harrisburg, N.C.