LaBelle Mourns Loss Of Chris Strickland
LABELLE, FL. -- Marine Staff Sergeant Christopher Strickland 25, of LaBelle, died in combat according to the Department of Defense.
Strickland, son of Beth Church of LaBelle, was assigned to the 1st Marine Logistics Group, Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Pendleton, California.
"He was my world. He was my strength," said Strickland's mother while talking with an NBC2 reporter. Strickland had been in the Marines for eight years. Strickland leaves a wife and three-year-old son. Sgt. Strickland will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.