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
CHRIS TRULY CARED FOR HIS WOUNDED MARINES AND
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.