U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
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.
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.
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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