In Memory of Captain Christopher Cash
|Captain Christopher Cash, a native
of Maine, died on June 24th, 2004 near Baquba, Iraq while serving in the
Army. He was a resident of North Carolina; however, the 36-year-old grew
up in the Old Orchard Beach, Maine area.
He was an infantry officer and company commander in the North Carolina National Guard. His unit was the 30th Heavy Separate Brigade which deployed earlier in 2004 to Iraq after being activated on October 1, 2003. He joined the National Guard in 1989 after serving with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC for four years.
Chris was a 1985 Old Orchard Beach High School graduate. While in high school he excelled in track and field and cross-country running. He won several state titles in track events and qualified for the Junior National Olympics in 1984. Chris Cash was an East Carolina University graduate where he earned a bachelor's degree in fitness education and a master's degree in exercise physiology. He was an exercise physiologist in North Carolina and ran a large fitness facility in Greenville, North Carolina.
He was awarded a Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, and the Bronze Star for meritorious service. In addition, he had earlier earned the Army's Ranger Tab.
The Captain Christopher S. Cash United States Armed Forces Center was dedicated in a ceremony Sunday, September 11, 2006 in Winterville, North Carolina.
Captain Cash leaves behind a wife and two sons from a previous marriage, ages 13 and 11.
View the CPT Christopher S. Cash Armed Forces Center Dedication Ceremony video posted on AOL.com.
Websites In Memory of Captain Cash.
In Remembrance of CPT Christopher S. Cash. Legacy.com.
Guestbook in Memory of CPT Cash. Legacy.com.
In Memory. WGME.
Faces of the Fallen. The Washington Post.
Army Capt. Christopher S. Cash. Honor the fallen, Military Times.
Army Capt. Christopher S. Cash. Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Captain Christopher S. Cash. In Memoriam: Army National Guard.
Christopher S. Cash. Iraq/Afghanistan War Heroes.
Memorable Photos of CPT Chris Cash. runforcashoob5k.com website.
June 26, 2004. "Old Orchard graduate killed in Iraq". Mainers at War, MaineToday.com.
July 1, 2004. "Hundreds mourn slain soldier". CPT Chris Cash died in Iraq, former Maine native. The Daily Reflector.
July 2, 2004. "Former Mainer remembered at funeral". News 8 WMTW.
July 3, 2004. "Soldier from Old Orchard given hero's burial". Press Herald Online.
July 3, 2004. "Death scars N.C. unit". News and Observer.
July 6, 2004. "June 2004 Glimpses". USA Today.
July 16, 2004. "Cash's death an heroic loss". Rocky Mount Telegram.
July 25, 2004. "Memorial Service For Soldier Who Grew Up In Maine". WLBZ 2 Bangor.
September 11, 2004. "Parrott honors former teacher killed in Iraq". The Free Press.
January 22, 2005. "D.C. ball honors sons of killed Guardsman". Rocky Mount Telegram.
April 3, 2005. "Scholarship honors Christopher Cash". The Daily Reflector.
April 17, 2005. "One stitch at a time". Patchwork Squares Quilters present quilt to wife of Christopher Cash. The Daily News.
May 27, 2005. "Remembering Troops Lost". WNCT Eyewitness News 9.
May 27, 2005. "Finding strength in memories and community". KeepMECurrent.
September 11, 2005. "Wesleyan fund-raiser to benefit scholarship". Rocky Mount Telegram.
September 12, 2005. "Winterville reserve center dedicated in fallen soldier's honor". The Daily Reflector.
May 30, 2006. "Paying tribute to heroes". Press Herald.
June 9, 2006. "Capt. Christopher Scott Cash Memorial run coming soon". KeepMECurrent.com.
June 30, 2006. "Race helps Cash's memory live on". KeepMeCurrent.com.
August 26, 2006. "Families of fallen soldiers meet with Bush". The Boston Globe.
March 23, 2007. "Army Widow: War Protests Hurt Troops". WRAL.com.
April 10, 2007. "Town Common will add fallen soldier monument". The Daily Reflector.
May 11, 2007. "Run for Cash on June 23". keepMEcurrent.com.
May 17, 2007. "New war memorial coming to Town Common". The Daily Reflector.
February 1, 2008. "Courage After Combat". WJBF.com.
June 30, 2010. "Team Dirigo sweeps Cash Memorial 5K". Seacoast Online.