Remembering SSgt Christopher Frost.
SSgt Christopher Frost worked on the Public Affairs Office staff as a combat cameraman and editor for Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq. His missions involved a lot of Travel around Iraq, reporting on the significant progress of Iraq's Security Forces and documenting and reporting their capability improving.
He was Killed In Action doing exactly what he loved to do; Reporting on the progress of Iraq's Security Forces. On a return mission to Baghdad from an outlying area, instead of getting on a U.S. Army Blackhawk Helicopter, Chris chose to fly with our Iraqi counterparts in their MI-17 helicopter so he could capture them operating and be able to report true Iraqi progress from the 'driver's seat.' Unfortunately the pair of Iraqi Helos hit a bad sandstorm and the aircraft the Chris was aboard crashed; there were no survivors.
COL Stephen Scott and MAJ Stuart Adam Wolfer were Killed in Action in Baghdad at one of our bases here. They were hit by IDF (In-Direct Fire), a 107mm rocket attack, which also resulted in 17 personnel (WIA) Wounded In Action. COL Scott worked in the Security Assistance Office of MNSTC-I as a key leader managing and advising many of Iraq's Foreign Military Sales programs. MAJ Wolfer was assigned to the J-3 Operations Department; he was involved in several programs including the acquisition of MRAPs, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles for use by Coalition personnel.
Both of these Fallen Heroes were Army Reservists recalled to Active Duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
I am honored to have known and served with all of them; they will NEVER be forgotten.
Jon Burrow, ENS, LDO, USNR
Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq
Directorate of Interior Affairs
Baghdad - Operation Iraqi Free