American Iraq veteran dies in Bakhmut

6 May, 08:34 PM
Christopher James Campbell, a US citizen (Photo:Олесь Санін/Facebook)

Christopher James Campbell, a US citizen (Photo:Олесь Санін/Facebook)

Christopher Campbell, a member of the International Legion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was killed while defending Ukraine from Russian invaders, noted Ukrainian director Oles Sanin announced on Facebook on May 5.

Campbell, who was engaged to Sanin’s daughter, was 27 when he was killed in action on April 6 in Bakhmut.

"Thank you to everyone who honored the memory of my family member, the fiancé of my daughter Ivana, Christopher James Campbell," Sanin wrote.

“Thank you for your deep sorrow and honoring his memory.”

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The deceased soldier was a veteran with extensive military service experience, having served five years in Iraq and Kuwait. After the outbreak of full-scale war in Ukraine, he stood up to defend his adopted country and fought against the invading forces, first as part of the Azov special forces, and then as part of the International Legion.

According to the Saint, in addition to serving in the army, Chris was a member of the Vilni NGO, helping volunteers in Ukraine and sharing his experience.

"Christopher was known for his bravery, determination, unwavering principles and values, and most importantly, he had a good heart," Sanin wrote.

“According to his last wish, Chris was buried in Ukraine, the country he loved and where he found the love for which he laid down his life.”

The funeral ceremony took place on May 5 at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral in central Kyiv.

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