We’re proud to be completing today’s Hero WOD by the request of our very own CFW member Josh Sedlock.
Born in McHenry, IL, a native of Crystal Lake, IL and a 2001 graduate of Praire Ridge High School, Staff Sergeant Christopher Antonik enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 2001. He began his career as a Reconnaissance Marine, first with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion in Okinawa, Japan, and then with 1st Recon Company, Camp Pendleton CA. SSgt. Antonik was a parachutist and combat diver and joined MARSOC in September of 2009. SSgt. Antonik deployed in support of both Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. SSgt Antonik was conducting a cordon and search mission in Hydarabad, Helmond Province, in order to tie the population into greater construction project area. He was leading his element and partner Afghan forces on a foot patrol when he was killed by and IED. SSgt Antonik’s personal decorations include Bronze Star with combat V, Purple Heart, Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat V, two Combat Action Ribbons, and three Good Conduct Medals.
May 4, 1981- July 11, 2010. We send our love and prayers to Antonik’s family.