Beloved Son, Husband, Father, and Colleague.
Who is Cristin Smith?
The prosecutors would have you believe that Cristin Smith is a heinous monster. Even more outrageous, they would have you believe that, with a past of unblemished good citizenship and strong self-determination, he would suddenly throw it all away and help ruthlessly execute three people because a friend asked him to. Here, we will attempt to see if he either possesses character strong enough to resist a request like that, or if he lacks it completely…
From his earliest years, Cristin displayed an inherent self-discipline that led him to excel in both elementary and high school…
Cristin met his wife, back in 2006. Before any of this had happened. They married in April 13 2013, before the first go-round with these charges were levied against them.
They currently have one daughter, that is 3 and 1/2. She was born days before Cristin was released after charges were dropped by D.A. Paul Zellerbach in 2014. Cristin missed his daughter’s birth, and missed 2 precious years of her childhood.
What does it take to become an Army Ranger?
It takes an immense mental commitment to endure the excessive rigorous training. It is not for the weak, mentally or physically.
Once accepted, Cristin’s leadership skills began to emerge. In numerous letters of recommendation from his peers and superiors, those skills are often cited as a testament to his character.
In October of 2011, Cristin was involved in a fierce firefight.
In the midst of battle, Cristin risked his life to protect a fellow Ranger,
Ray Haldorson, who had taken a bullet in the back. In saving his life, Cristin took a bullet to the arm, and was awarded his second Purple Heart.
In total, Cristin received: Four Army commendations medals one with valor and three Army achievement medals. He served for five deployments: four to Afghanistan and one to Iraq.
Military education was:
Airborne 3 weeks
Combatives level 1, Infantryman 6 weeks in 2008
Ranger 11 weeks
Sniper 7 weeks, 2013
Warrior leader CRS 3 weeks.
Cristin served a total of 6 years and 5 months as an INFANTRYMAN.
In the midst of battle, Cristin risked his life to protect his fellow Ranger Ray Haldorson and saving Rays life that took a bullet in the back. He took a bullet to the arm, and was awarded his second Purple Heart. 4 army commendations medals one with valor. 3 army achievement medals. 5 deployments 4 to Aghanstan one to Iraq. Military education was airborne 3 weeks, cobatives level 1, infantryman 6 weeks 2008, ranger 11 weeks, sniper 7 weeks, 2013. Warrior leader CRS 3 weeks. Cristin served a total of 6 years and 5 months IFANTRYMAN.