Completes Second Iraqi Tour
US Marine 1St Lieutenant Christopher McManus, 3rd Battalion, 7th Regiment 1st Marine Division, returned Tuesday September 21st to 29 Palms California after completing his second tour of duty in Iraq.Lt. McManus commanded a Combined Anti- Armor Platoon in the Anbar Province near the Syrian border since February of this year. His entire family was on hand to greet Chris including his mother Penny McManus of Manhasset, NY, his father Tom of New Canaan, Ct. sister Polly, brothers Tim (who is completing 4 years in the USN aboard the USS MITSCHER (DDG) in October), Chip and Matt. Lt. McManus completes his 4 year commitment to the Corps in January 2005.
His next major accomplishment going forward is to complete his 2nd NYC Marathon in November accompanied by a number of enlisted men and officers who served with him in Iraq.Lt. McManus is a graduate of Manhasset HS, Canterbury Prep and Providence College. He plans on returning to the work force in 2005 with a strong interest in working on Wall Street. His many friends, family and relatives are grateful for his safe return and are planning a special welcome home in early October.
Christopher is the grandson of Helen McManus of Belle Harbor.