Currently Resides: Alexandria, VA
Hometown: Campbell, CA
Birthplace: Los Gatos, CA
Formerly Stationed: Hill AFB in Ogden, UT; Beale AFB in Northern California
”My injuries have slowed me down, but they cannot stop me.” – Christopher Frost
Christopher Frost joined the military in 1996 and currently serves as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Leader for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Flight stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Frost biked with the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea team and represented his fellow EOD operators.
In 2008, Frost served as the Team Leader for Weapons Intelligence Team One (WIT) in Iraq, where his team provided battlefield forensic evidence collection, post-blast analysis and counter-IED intelligence. On May of 2008, Christopher was responding to an IED attack when his vehicle rolled across a pressure initiated IED. It detonated beneath his vehicle and the resulting explosion led to a death and serious injuries among those within the vehicle. As a result of his injuries, Christopher’s right leg was amputated below the knee and many surgeries and rehab at Walter Reed Army Medical Center followed. The Pentagon awarded Christopher the Warrior of the Week award in 2008.
Since Christopher’s doctors have yet to clear him to resume running, he began cycling. “My injuries have slowed me down, but they cannot stop me,” Chris says. “I joined the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea team in honor of all of the EOD operators who have been killed or wounded in combat. I think about them everyday.”
Christopher was most excited about seeing the Sierra Nevada and the Rockies during the summer trip. He was also joined by many family and friends along the way.
While recovering at Walter Reed, Christopher met his fiancée, Catherine Neary, who was receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer. Christopher and Catherine were married on August 21, 2010 and currently reside in Alexandria, Virginia.