Name at birth: Christopher Anderson Bowden Date of birth: 4 August 1969 Place of birth: Abilene, Texas Date of death: 14 October 1994 Place of death: Camp Robinson, Arkansas Place of burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
Submitted by: Gerald Bowden, GNJP84A (Prodigy)
When Chris graduated from high school in 1988, he felt he wasn’t ready to go to college so he enlisted into the US Army. During his three years, he rose to the rank of Sergeant and was an army Ranger and senior paratrooper. Upon his discharge, he enrolled at Indiana University. He also joined the Indiana Nat’l Guard – also as an air-borne Ranger. On the night of October 14, 1994, his parachute failed in a night jump with his unit and he died instantly. Chris leaves his parents, Colonel and Mrs. Gerald Bowden and his sister, Elizabeth, a law student at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Chris was also a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity at IU and a member of his fraternities Little 500 Bike Team. He was scheduled to graduate in May 1995. Chris also leaves many friends who mourn his death.