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Kristopher David Chapleau
Sergeant First Class, United States Army
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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 572-10
July 03, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sergeant First Class Kristopher D. Chapleau, 33, of LaGrange, Kentucky, died June 30, 2010, at Forward Operating Base Blessing, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270-798-3025.


A soldier from Virginia Beach died in Afghanistan on June 30, 2010, from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident, according to the Department of Defense.

Sergeant First Class Kristopher D. Chapleau, 33, who was originally from LaGrange, Kentucky, died at Forward Operating Base Blessing, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

KD Chapleau PHOTO

Chapleau was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

He is survived by a wife, two sons, two step-daughters, parents, sisters and brothers. A service will be held in Virginia Beach and he will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.


CHAPLEAU Sergeant First Class Kristopher D, 33, previously of Oldham County, died on June 30, 2010 in Afghanistan while serving his country. He is survived by his devoted wife, Terrence Chapleau, sons, Tyler (2) and Jacob (12) of Longs, South Carolina; step-daughters, Angelica Vilanba (9) Kimberly Vilanba (12) of the Philippines; and parents Bonnie Chapleau of Lexington and Walter and Margery Chapleau of Campbellsberg, Kentucky; sisters, Nicole Mettling (Steve), Shauna Chapleau, and Kate Taylor; brothers, Jon Chapleau (Michelle) and Matthew Taylor as well as nieces and nephews. A private service will be held for the family in Virginia Beach and burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Kristopher D. Chapleau Memorial Fund at Fifth Third Bank.

CHAPLEAU, KRISTOPHER DAVID
SFC   US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/14/1977
DATE OF DEATH: 06/30/2010
BURIED AT: SECTION 60  SITE 9570
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 9 August 2010 Updated: 29 November 2010
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KD Chapleau Gravesite PHOTO By Eileen Horan November 2010

KD Chapleau Gravesite PHOTO By Eileen Horan November 2010
Photos By Eileen Horan, November 2010

KD Chapleau Gravesite PHOTO By Eileen Horan August 2010
Photo By Eileen Horan, August 2010