Sgt. Christopher N. Karch, 23, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Aug. 11 in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. He was a 2005 graduate of Lawrence Central High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, and was a graduate of the 82nd Airborne. Christopher loved life and lived it to the fullest. He is survived by his father, Pat Karch; his mother Lynn Kersey (Jerry); his grandparents, Nick and Dian Nicholson, Bill and Joyce Seal, Norman and Denise Karch, and Jerry Hallgarth; his uncle, Vince Karch; his close friends, Adam Morris, Joe West, and Mike Walker, and many numerous other close friends.