Bordoni, Cpl. Christopher David
Cpl. Christopher David Bordoni, born August 3, 1990 in Ithaca, NY, died April 3, 2012 as a result of injuries sustained January 18, 2012 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. Christopher passed away at the San Antonio Military Medical Center where he had been receiving medical treatment since January 22nd. Christopher was a graduate of Ithaca High School, class of 2008. He was an exceptional athlete with a passion for soccer. Christopher loved to laugh and make others laugh as well; we could always rely on him to play practical jokes. Chris had a determined mind and excelled in everything he wanted to accomplish. He pushed himself to prepare for his most important achievement: becoming a United States Marine. Chris was an exceptional United States Marine. His MOS was 0311, Riflemen. After he was attached to the 1st Battalion 6th Marines regiment, Chris served two tours in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2012. Receiving the Leatherneck Award for High Shooter in Boot Camp, he went on to receive four Expert Marksmanship Badges. Chris also received the Purple Heart, Marine Corps Good Conduct Metal, Combat Action Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. Cpl Bordoni has also been nominated to receive the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (NAM). Christopher was dedicated and strong willed in achieving his goal of becoming the best Marine on every level. Christopher is survived by his wife, Jessica Bordoni; mother, Carol Bordoni Sprague; father, Timothy Bordoni; sister, Jacqueline Bordoni; and brother, Casey Bordoni. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, David and Phyllis Sprague of Cayuga, NY; and paternal grandparents, Camillo and MaryEllen Bordoni of Ithaca NY. Chris also has many aunts, uncles, and cousins that, in addition, will forever hold Chris in their hearts. Chris was a young Marine that died protecting the freedom and security of our Nation. He is our Hero, and will never be forgotten. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Marcoux on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church. Private interment with full Marine Corps Honors will follow at the Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, from 2 to 7 p.m. NOTE: CALLING HOURS AND MASS ARE PUBLIC. INTERMENT IS PRIVATE. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chris' memory may be directed to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057 semperfifund.org/donate. Arrangements are by the Bangs Funeral Home.
Published in Ithaca Journal from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2012