Local airman who died in Iraq 
was father and funny friend
Frost, 24, trained Iraqi forces, excelled in media

By KATHERINE MICHALETS - GM Today Staff 

March 7, 2008

 

Mackenzie and Christopher Frost eating cake together.


Mitchel and Christopher Frost play with bubbles at Mitchel's second birthday party.


WAUKESHA - Garry Frost said there are more words than he could speak about his son Christopher’s too few years.

"He wasn’t with us long enough. What really is 24 years?" Frost said.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Frost, 24, a Waukesha native and father of two, died Monday while deployed to support security forces in Iraq when the helicopter he was in crashed during a dust storm, according to military officials.

"The Air Force lost a great airman, the country lost a great patriot and Wisconsin lost a great cheesehead," said his friend and former supervisor, Morgan O’Brien.

Frost was deployed to Iraq with the 377th Air Base Wing out of Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. He died in the helicopter crash along with seven members of the Iraqi Air Force near Bayji, Iraq. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Stationed in Iraq since September, Frost worked with the Multi-National Security Transition Command in Iraq, the group training Iraqi security forces.

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Katherine Michalets can be reached at kmichalets@conleynet.com


This story appeared in The Freeman on March 7, 2008.