Prattville Lowers Flag to Honor Memory of SSgt Chris Popham


CONTACT: Teresa Lee, or (334) 595-0102

October 9, 2015


Christopher Popham grew up in Prattville and was a graduate of Prattville High School. He joined the U.S. Army in September 2002. He was deployed three times to Iraq during his 13 years of service to this nation.

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Christopher Popham passed away September 27, 2015 during military maneuvers at Fort Irwin, California.

SSgt Popham is being returned to Prattville on Friday, October 9th. He will be escorted to Ridout’s Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be conducted with full military honors for SSgt Popham on Sunday, October 11.

As a mark of respect and to honor the life and memory of Staff Sergeant Christopher Popham, Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. has ordered flags at all city facilities to be flown at half-staff from dawn until dusk on the day of his funeral, Sunday, October 11, 2015.

“Freedom is not free,” stated Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. “SSgt Christopher Popham served this nation proudly, represented Prattville well, and to our sorrow, has made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. On behalf of the City and its residents, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. Our prayers are with them as we honor his memory and service.”

Mayor Gillespie will present the family with a Commendation as a small token of appreciation for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Christopher Popham’s service to this nation.