Marine killed in Iraq
Published 10:59 am Monday, July 18, 2005
By By MICHELE GERLACH – Publisher
An Escambia County family learned late Thursday that their son, a Marine, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq earlier that day.
Christopher Winchester, son of Gail and Greg Williams of Flomaton and Al Winchester of Brewton, was working border patrols near Jordan when he was killed, his mother said. He was 24.
Winchester joined the Marines in February, 2003, and began his duty in Iraq in March of this year. He was expected home in September.
He was a compassionate soldier who joined the military for a chance at a better life, Mrs. Williams said.