US Army Private 1st Class Christophe J. Marquis, died in Germany at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center on 4th September 2011. He had been transferred to the hospital from Afghanistan where he was critically injured by a bomb blast in Kandahar on 27th August.
40-year-old Pfc. Marquis, from Tampa, Florida, served with the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
After joining the Army in April 2010, he transferred to Alaska in February 2011 on completion of training. He deployed to Afghanistan in April this year.