SPC CHRISTOPHER B. FISHBECK- US ArmyHometown: Buena Park, CA.
Date of Death: June 6, 2011.
Operation New Dawn.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Birth: Oct. 7, 1986
Death: Jun. 6, 2011
Spc. Christopher B. Fishbeck, 24, of Victorville, Calif.; died June 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire. They were assigned to the1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Fishbeck graduated from the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
As members of the Army’s field artillery team, the course is designed to train soldiers as specialists to operate the advanced field artillery tactical data systems for both cannon and multiple launch rocket systems.
The specialists play a critical role in the safe, accurate, and lethal delivery of the field artillery’s various fire support systems used to support infantry and tank units in combat. Skills training included methods of computing target locations using computers or manual calculations, ammunition handling techniques, and operating and performing maintenance on related equipment, vehicles, generators, and artillery tactical and data systems.
He is the son of Gary Douglas Fishbeck of Seal Beach, California and Toni-Kay Attanasio of Painesville, Ohio. He is a 2005 graduate of Kennedy High School, La Palma, Calif. He leaves behind his sisters, Randi Fishbeck and Rene Gutel-Tynan; cousins Nicki Bansberg, Dani Santi and Peter St. John and a newphew, Miles Tynan.Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress)