A Soldier's Story: Specialist Christine Lynn Mayes

Specialist Christine Lynn Mayes was born on April 28, 1968, in Silver Springs, Maryland.  She moved to Indiana, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Marion Center Area High School in 1986.

She enlisted in the US Army in 1987 and served a three-year contract while stationed in Germany.  She remained in the reserves following the end of her contract.

Specialist Christine Mayes worked on a degree in business when her reserve unit was called to deploy to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm / Desert Shield and the Gulf War. 

On February 25, 1991, a SCUD missile leveled the barracks Specialist Christine Mayes was in.  She rests in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Rochester Mills, Pennsylvania.


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