|Birth: ||May 4, 1990|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 2010|
"I will never give up, never give in. Take it as it comes and become stronger." ~Lance Corporal Christopher Blake
[This quote, these words were written on the inside front cover of Blake's boot camp bible by his own hand. We never saw it until his vehicle was brought home while on deployment. We cherish this quote as his.]
Lance Cpl. Christopher B. Rodgers, 20, of Griffin, Ga., died Sept. 1, 2010 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
"Blake" is survived by his father Chris Rodgers, mother Jane Rodgers and sister Emily Rodgers. Also survived by grandparents, Paul & Velma Pierce and the late John T. (Jack) Lowrimore and Joyce Lowrimore of Griffin and Edwin and Zaretta Rodgers of Concord, GA; Uncle John Lowrimore of Griffin; Uncle Mark & Aunt Laura Rodgers of Riverview, FL; Uncle Jim & Aunt Laverne Lowrimore of Portsmouth, Rhode Island; Uncle Bob and Aunt Sharon Williams of Marietta, GA and Uncles Tony Rodgers and Derrick Rodgers, both of Griffin.
Additional survivors, first cousins, Tiffany Rodgers, Jessica Rodgers and Drew Rodgers of Griffin; Samantha Lowrimore and Johnny Lowrimore of Griffin; Ashley Waldecker and Gabriel Rodgers of Riverview, FL; Phillip Lowrimore, Andrew Lowrimore and Eve Lowrimore of Portsmouth, Rhode Island and Amelia and Bradford Williams of Marietta, GA.
Blake's arrival home
(short professional video)
List of other video's honoring Blake.
LCpl Rodgers was laid to rest on Saturday, September 11, 2010; a date chosen to commemorate that seminal moment in history wherein the course of our Nation was forever changed in the blink of an eye ...... a date that so affected an eleven year old boy from Griffin, GA that he dedicated his young life to serving and righting that horrific wrong; a date that irrevocably altered his life, our lives and through his sacrifice, the lives of people he never knew.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Oak Hill Baptist Church. Interment followed in Westwood Gardens.
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Maintained by: Coleah
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Sep 02, 2010
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