SPC Christopher R. Drake, 20, of Tickfaw, La., Louisiana Army National Guard, died May 26, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade.
He was assigned to the 1084th Transportation Company, 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 139th Regional Support Group, Reserve, La.


Louisiana Patriot Guard Riders with assistance from Miss. & AL PGR honor & escort Chris from the Hammond Airport to the funeral home in Denham Springs. This is one of the missions that help spread awareness for the Patriot Guard Riders. Nearly 90 motorcycles, dozens of law enforcement officers, along with various other agencies all came together for this important escort. Along the 40+mi route, hundreds of patriotic Americans waving flags, lined Hwy 190 as the escort rolled thru several towns along the way. The feelings of all who witnessed this event are mostly undescribable, but we all know, inside....

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