23-year-old US Marine Corporal Christopher G. Singer, from California, was killed during combat operations in Helmand province on 21st January 2012.
Cpl. Singer, a combat engineer, served with the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, based at Twentynine Palms, California. He joined the Marine Corps in September 2007. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.
His personal awards include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.