- Apr 12, 2011
Really sucks to have to post this. Our mortar PSG was KIA a couple nights ago. NOK has been notified and USASOC just put out the press release. RIP SFC Celiz... SUA SPONTE.
Pentagon identifies soldier killed in AfghanistanThe Pentagon on Friday released the identity of a U.S. soldier who had been killed this week in counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan.
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz, 32, from Summerville, S.C., was shot while supporting a medical evacuation in Paktia province, which is south of the capital Kabul and on the eastern border with Pakistan.
He was a battalion mortar platoon sergeant with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment out of Georgia and was operating under the Pentagon’s combat missions called Operation Freedom's Sentinel that targets terror groups in Afghanistan.