Chris Cosgrove

Chris Holding shirt on left

Chris 2nd from right


Chris was an active member of the Slattery detachment Marine Corps League and before he was called up to active duty & then deployed to Iraq. He made two visits to the wounded warriors at the National Navy Medical Center Bethesda MD on Sept 28 & Oct. 26, 2005. (Photo's on home page) along with other members of the detachment making their monthly visits to the wounded since June 2005. Chris was so moved by these visits to his wounded Marines after the October visit he contacted a reporter for the Leatherneck magazine asking her to do a story on the Marines at Bethesda. Note: she did do an article. Then on 5/20/2006 while deployed in Iraq we received an email from Chris stating "I appreciate you thinking of us here in Iraq, but the guys back at Bethesda need you more than we do. We are the ones still here, healthy. The ones there are the one's that are sick and need your help more".


Chris Cosgrove was a member of Golf Company located at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. He was serving with Charlie Company from Connecticut when he was deployed in 2006 to Fallujah, Iraq. On October 1st, 2006 Chris was killed by a suicide car bomber at an entry control point in Fallujah. Chris was less than one week away from leaving Iraq to begin his journey home. Chris lived with his Mom, Charlene, and Stepfather, Art, in the Cedar Knolls section of Hanover Twp. NJ.

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