A statement from the family of Nate Krissoff ’03.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our eldest son, 1st Lt. Nathan M. Krissoff USMC. Commissioned in June 2004, Lt. Krissoff deployed with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion in Okinawa, Japan in September, 2006. Lieutenant Krissoff was the battalion’s counterintelligence officer. He routinely took part in patrols throughout al-Anbar Province. During his deployment, we were able to speak to him frequently by satellite phone. In every conversation, it was apparent that his Marines were his first priority. He consistently and courageously led them from the front. Through good and bad, he reminded us that the media could not possibly capture the complete picture — the heroism he witnessed among his Marines nor the satisfaction and pride they shared in protecting and defending civilians to create a more stable Iraq. His commitment to his family, the Corps and his country never wavered. He was a tremendously loyal son, brother and American who made the ultimate sacrifice for the defense of his country.

Please send all questions or emails to Austin Krissoff at akrissoff _at_ hotmail dot com. Services will be held the week of the 18th, to be confirmed at a later date. A contact list is being made.

Condolences to all.

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