Body To Be Buried In Richmond
The body of Captain Jerry F. O'Christie, recovered during
mid-morning from Kentucky lake, was positively identified at the U. S.
Army Hospital yesterday afternoon.
The body was taken to Murphy and Thornton Funeral Home, and will be
shipped to his home in Richmond, Virginia, today under military escort.
The escort Is Captain James H. Nix, Public Information Officer at Fort
Final funeral plans for the burial in Richmond are not complete,
but a memorial service is planned at Fort Campbell on April 6 at 3 p.m.
at Division Headquarters Chapel 3.
Captain O'Christie drowned on Kentucky Lake while on a fishing trip
with three other officers. Monday the body of Captain Thomas A. Sims was
Still missing from the fishing trip are 1st Lt. Cossle E. Exum,
Elmwood Mass., and Warrant Officer James E. Collier, Batesville, MS.
Capt. O'Christie Is survived by his widow and two sons, Mike 5, and
Pat 3. They resided at Wherry Housing at Fort Campbell.
[The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, TN, 31 Mar 1955, Thu, Page 1]
[courtesy of Rich Dohm]
Report of Interment and grave marker for Captain Jerry F. O'Christie in
Section 2C, Site 6133, Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond (Henrico
Jerry registered for the draft ca. 1941 and entered service on 10
September 1942. He was commissioned sometime after that.
December 1945, 2nd Lt. O'Christie was transferred from the 101st
Airborne Division to Company D, 508th PIR with the principle duty of