Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Staff Sgt. Christopher E. Cutchall


30, of McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.
Cutchall was traveling in a convoy west of Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated as his vehicle passed by. He died of injuries sustained in the incident. Cutchall was assigned to Delta Troop, 4th Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on September 29, 2003.

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"Paul, you sound like a wonderful father. If you ever need to talk you always have an ear to bend. I served with SSG Cutchall in Iraq and we had breakfast the day he was called home to God. He was a great man and spoke about his family and couldn't wait to get home to see them. I'm very sorry for your loss and words cannot express the sorrow that I feel in my heart for you. You can reach me on my email address at rileynstacey @ yahoo . com and I can give you my phone number via email. Again, you sound like a wonderful father and if I can be of any help by offering an ear then I definitely will."
Riley of Bismarck, ND

"The first time I heard about Chris death was some years ago. And i could not belive it. Some time later I found this page. And it still was hard to belive. I knew him for a short time but he left footsteps in my life. When he was stationed in Frankfurt Germany me and some friends met him and we all had a good time. Most impressed was the way he was, a Young men with a good heart, nice, funny when you get to known him better. He was nice talking and his view of life was great. He was a men you liked to be around because he always treat you in the right way. In his Young age he knew exactly why he served in the Army, he loved what he was doing. My english ist not well enough anymore to explain how much I feel sorry for the parents and his wife and children for their loss. But after all this time even here in Frankfurt, he is still kept in some minds. He was really a incredible Person."
Silvie of Frankfurt Germany

"S/Sgt. Cutchall,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Son,
Coming up Sept. 29,and you are utmost in my thoughts this week. What should have been, what might have been, and at the end what it is. Always envisioned having my boys setting together on the porch, drinking a beer and watching the deer run around, like we did when you were young and still @ home. Oh well, just your old man feeling somewhat lost @ this time of the year. Miss ya son.
Love, Dad"
Paul Cutchall of McConnellsburg,Pa.

"Jimmy"
Gowifly of Orlando

"I'm sure you wouldn't have remembered me, but my father Randolph Catlette was one of your best friends. He misses you so much and even got a tattoo in memory of your passing. We try to check on Donna, Nate, and Logan for you bud. Rest easy."
Laurin of Lexington, Kentucky

"Veterans Day here, thinking of the good times."
Diablo of US

"In memory, lest we forget"
Recon leads the Way of Culver City, CA

"Sept. 29...10 years have passed since that fateful day we received the call from Donna that Chris had been killed in Iraq. As parents you morn the loss of any child you raised forever. Thanks to all who remember Chris, our son will never be forgotten as long as he is remembered by those he touched in life."
Dad & Mom of McConnellsburg

"September is always the hardest month, too many painful memories, I was thinking that even though we could not find a vein for the IV it just didn't matter because god had his plans and you cannot buck that system for his is sure, it was a deep shock and loss, caused many to rethink as to why we were there, I just can't say your loss was for nothing, and sometimes it does seem that way and I have fought many who have said that to me, they dont know they were not there, it was a band of brothers and no one can take that away as they do no know what it is to share the good and hard times. We bumped into each other in Kuwait 2001 and we did not know that on that day 9/11 it was to change both of us forever and then you came to my platoon, our paths were already chosen for us, but we did not know it, I just want to share with you some things, TQ (Al-Taqqudum Air Base), Lake Thar Thar, The Gooch, Nails, Cruiser, G money, FOB Junction City, Hurricane point, camp Blue Diamond, Pinwheel (Ramadi), Habbininya, Kahladiya, Fallujah-worst place on earth. Man almost ten years SOLAMF"
Diablo of Kuwait

"I am grateful for Christopher's life, service and ultimate sacrifice. I pray for his family and also want to thank them. I Thank God and Chris for my freedom.
We set up 6597 flags behind my house to remember all our service men and women.
www.honoring-our-heroes.com
God bless them all."
Nicole Murray of Plaistow NH

"An ordinary Monday morning working on a promotion packet I came across one written by Sgt Cutchall. For me, brought back a lot of memories many of the previous posts commented on. When a random cadet entered the office I had the privilege to share a few stories and leadership lessons from over 10 years ago.. An ordinary Monday it is not. Thank you SGT Cutchall for starting me and many others off on the right foot. See you on the high ground. Scouts Out!"
Ryan Allman of State College, PA

"Chris, I miss you. I remember growing up and you were always around. After you left Killeen, it was like
i lost a big brother. Every year on this day, I get on here and read the great things people say about you, and it makes me cry. I wish you were still here, and everything was back to the way it was. We love and miss you so much. Rest in peace. I love you."
James Bergen of Kuwait City, Kuwait

"coming up 9 yrs. since Chris's blood stained the sands of Iraq. Always figured time would answer if the cost and losses were worth the effort. 9 yrs. have still not answered the question of "was this worth the life of my oldest son". Still remembered and your loss is still a hollow feeling in my heart. Rest well my son, you did good.
Love,
dad"
Paul E. Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"28 May 2012 Remembering, was this in earnest? Why are some forsaken? Did this serve the nation? The flag waves silently in the wind, the fallen are unheard, with only memories to serve us now."
Nails of Guntown MS

"I do not know where to start.Words really cannot express the sorrow I feel that Chris is gone and that you have lost your loved one.I want you to know when I met chris i was a dumb private an got into alot of trouble,but he was always my friend.He taught me some things in life and I will forever be gratefull for that ,alot of the man I am today I owe to him.I am so sorry for your loss"
chris mathews of nelson virginia

"i served with chris in frankfurt germany when he was a pvt. we worked at the franfurt amme. he was just a young soldier out of jump school. he must of re upped and went cav. he will always be a hero to me. airborne"
Rodney Skaggs of warren oh 44481

"i served with chris in frankfurt germany when he was a pvt. we worked at the franfurt amme. he was just a young soldier out of jump school. he must of re upped and went cav. he will always be a hero to me. airborne"
Rodney Skaggs of warren oh 44481

"Solamf bro, 8 years? Man seems like yesterday, Man I just lost another bro on the 29th, what a coincidence!!!"

"Rest in Peace."
DOC

"Coming up on 8 years, seems just like yesterday, so hard to believe everything that happend so many died and wounded, was it worth it? I want to believe it was worth it, if you only had some armor on those fiberglass doors you would be here today, f****** army."
Grab N Go of Middle East

"You will never be forgotten!"
Brian Alvarez of Hoffman Estates, IL

"We miss you buddy"
Curtis of Waynesboro, PA

"Thank you. Miss you always."
Adeline of Mechanicsburg, PA

"Veterans Day 2010, Lest we forget, seems like yesterday you and SFC G planning and going over missions, grab and go MRE's, drive by's, at least you did not suffer, Nov 11 2010"
Gooya of USA

"I served with Chris in Al Kaldiya, Iraq, we shared many shitty details together while at Ft. Riley but chris always made it easy with his personality and crazy sense of humor. I never forgot the day we lost SSG Cutchall and I never stopped thinking about him since. My wife taught at the school that the boys attended so his lose was felt by many. God bless to all family and friends who have the pleasure and honor to know this great man. May we all live our lives giving honor to his sacrifice."
Conrad Gamez of Cocoa Beach, FL.

"Had to think of you today when I was talking to a friend of ours so I thought I let ya know ur still here in all our hearts. You are not forgotten."
Barbara Schlueter of Boise Idaho

"Just got out of the joint, was thinking of you and all the times we had hiding from Pennington, Mr. Gillie suit..."
Doc of Joliet

"Peace Bro, Diablo 4 Out....."
Scouts Out of Fiddlers Green

"Been too long and yet feels like yesterday. 7 years buddy. I miss you and wish I could have been there for you."
DOC of Seattle

"Chris,

I think about you often now with my husband being in the military and my boys being the same age as yours were. When I look at this site, it brings me to tears. You should know that most of your old friends are still in touch and that we all miss you and think about you. I saw a comment today that you and Buzz are probably up there partying and having a great time, and I hope that's what you're doing as long as you're saving space for the rest of us! The PC kids are all grown up now, wish you could see how we all turned out! Your boys are growing up too and I can't believe how much they resemble you. Anyways, we love you!"
Crystal of Kaiserslautern, Germany

"We love you, are so very proud of you, and miss you so very, very much. Just one more time I wish we could hear, "Mom, Dad, This is your oldest" The pain and tears never go away. We love you son."
Paul and Cindy Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa

"To my wonderful son-in-law. You were the best......the best friend, father, husband, neighbor, son and the very best self-sacrificing person I have ever known. You loved your family and your country so much and you were taken too soon. We will forever miss you, Chris, but the things you taught us will always be with us. Love you always,. You would be so proud of the job Donna is doing in raising your sons alone. She is truly an inspiration to all of us. We pray for them every night and we know you are looking down at them. We will never forget all you sacrificed for us. Thank you....."
Sue Brawner of Dallas Georgia

"Today I remember your words of wisdom, always something new to share with everyone! You were a courageous soldier, loving father and wonderful husband! You live in our hearts. It's been 7 long years but we all still remember! We love you!"
Tressa Galvin of Fort Hood, TX

"7 years ago and it still feels like yesterday, will I say this every year? Nate said this yesterday, first thing he has said about it in a long time."
Donna Cutchall of York, Pa

"7 years ago. I still remember hearing about you. God bless and sleep well my friend."
Will C of Gold Bar, WA

"Well coming up on 7 years.. and once more headed back into the war zone. I won't forget what I learned from SSG Cutchall miss him."
SGT Hursh of Ft Drum soon AF

"Yes, this day 7 years ago, I remember you at the CASH, I just happen to be there, what a fluke, but you looked so peaceful there, on that table, you really looked like you were sleeping, you were not in pain, and Taylor was in the same room, he was really hurting and he did not notice me until I touched him and that I think gave him some reasurance, I wish I had touched you or said something to you but you were at peace. SOLAMF"
Jamil Gamiachi of Fargo N.D.

"coming up Fathers Day 2010 and I saw the following "In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons"..how appropriate my son.
Love,
Dad"
Paul Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"Our son, SSG Cris Cruse remembers Chris always, especially Sept anniversary. Fond memories of one of his best friends. Sept 2010, Chris is returning to Iraq."
Jim Cruse of Phoenix AZ

"Not a day goes by I am not reminded and feel a debt to repay by upholding your morals take care thanks for the coaching."
of Pratt, KS

"Hey bro I was thinking about you just like many other days and decided to write. You were so respected by me and even though it's been many years ago I'll never forget when I was 15 you teaching me the ways in life and helping me become a man. I didn't spend that much time with you but there's not a day that goes by when I don't think of you. Thank you for everything you have done not only for our country but for making me the man I am today. You are the most amazing person I ever knew. I pray for Donna and my little nephews every night. Love ya always man!"
Mike brawner of Austell, ga

""To the family of Christopher E. Cutchall ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"SSG Cutchall,
I only got the priviledge of meeting SSG Cutchall one morning. I sat at breakfast with him and SSG Hill when I was stationed at 1-5 FA and SSG Cutchall was a scout and SSG Hill and myself, SGT Yadon were in Bravo Battery. He talked about his family and his kids and how he couldn't wait to get back there. The following day he was taken from this world too soon. In those 30 minutes at breakfast he made a huge impact on my life. His focus towards family was phenomenal. He loved his family and he loved his country. I am thankful for those 30 minutes and I think of him very often. There are a few other friends that I lost in 2003 and 2004, for some reason he had the greatest impact on me. Maybe because he had such a devotion to family and he was just a truly genuine person and was easy to be around. You are missed and God bless you and your family. Sgt. Yadon
To Mr. and Mrs. Cutchall you should be very proud of the son that you raised and the morals you instilled in him, the many posts on this board is a testiment to his character and his values. My heart is saddened by your loss and god bless you all."
of Kansas City, KS

"Veterans Day 2009-----Taps------See ya when I get to Fiddlers Green....."
Gooch of Small Town USA

"Hey SSG Cutchall it's been 6 years since that day and I am a SGT now as well. I won't ever forget the lessons I learned from you or that spur ride we did with your dog along. You always put the soldiers 1st. Rest in Peace I still miss you."
SGT Hursh of in transistion to Ft Drum

"6yrs to the day, never forgotten"
Todd Kelley of indianapolis

"I always come to this site on this day to find some connection to SSG Cutchall. I was stationed with him at Fort Riley, did a rotation to Kuwait with him and was in Iraq with him . I will always keep him in my memories and tell people about him. I remember a lot of SGT's time making gillie suits at Moon lake and endless maintanence on our vehicles. He was a constant instructor with all that he did. He helped everyone with anything that he could."
Wolf 2 of Junction City, KS

"SOLAMF, see you on the outbound chopper, LZ is still hot, contact north-east Fallujah remember that day-day 2 Iraq, day 3 Junction city shithole. Memorial Day 2009, police up rocks jimmy, smoke'em if ya got'em"
The Gooch of Combat Outpost Fallujah

"Hey Chris, I know it has been about 5 years but still to this day I do not forget wyaht you have given to our country, I cannot find anyone that can feel my grief. I still have on the bracelet with your name on it and every memorial day I still find myself like a baby crying myself to sleep cause I cannot find anyone to share my grief with . I am so sorry that it was not me on that day in Sept.I wish with all of my heart that you did not go because you had so much to live for, and I did not. I am so sorry bro.You are always in my thoughts.
Sean"

"I haven't much to say about the man but the soldier I knew loved soldiering and was good at it... I served beside him as a striker in dragon troop and can say he is on my mind everyday and want him and all to know that fiddlers green is a great place to empty your canteen I won't say my name but I will say that I wear a bracelet all the time in his memory my thoughts are with your family all the time... So I'll see you someday trooper

Love and Prayer to the family of our fallen trooper.... Strykers Do It Deeper...Demon5Golf...."
Demon5Golf of Ft. Knox, Ky THE USA

"Teusday 180011NOV08L Veterans Day, Just remembering, still in Iraq, I may never leave, Jimmy"
SOLAMF of Fiddlers Green

"Friday Nov. 8, 2008 was Chris's birthday. He would have turned 36 yrs. of age and still working on his 25 yrs. and out. He loved the Army and what he did and all the people he dealt with.
Sad to say, he will be forever 30 yrs. old, one of the many lives cut short fighting terrorism.
Happy B-day son.
Dad & Mom"
Paul Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"Five years...Not a day goes by that i don't think back on it...I wear your memorial bracelet everyday to remind myself of your great courage, leadership abilities, and faith...Never Forgotten"
Todd Kelley of Indiana

"Today is 5 years since Christopher was taken from us. However, he is with us always in our hearts, minds and prayers.
Christopher was my cousin however I only met him a couple of times. I know my mom, Roberta Wambaugh (Hann) misses him greatly. She often tells me stories from when Christopher was growing up, and through that I feel I really know him.
My prayers go out to the rest of the family... May Christopher live on forever."
Taylor Wambaugh of Hellam, Pa

"5 years little jimmy? Seems like a long time ago but then again when I think about it-seems like yesterday, hope you are well up there, see you on the chopper outbound, hide from Pennington, Mikey"
Jumpin Joe of USA

"Sgt.Christopher Cutchall is a hero to us all.We give is family are deepest appreciation and blessings for his sacrifice."
Philip Smith of Tampa,Fl

"Jimmy, 5 years and not a day goes by that I dont think about you and the good times we had (as "Tower monkeys" or the time we spent with scout dog doing the ride). Miss ya Bro. SOLAMF"
Jay

"12 August 2008"
As it approaches the 5th year of you being gone Chris, I can honeslty say that not a day goes by that I don't think about you and what we'd all be doing right now if you were still with us.

Your son's are wonderful little men, Donna you've done a wonderful job raising them. The home and life that you have shown them will make them great men just like their father.

Our love to you all, Chris, we will never forget! --Tom and Tressa"
Tressa Galvin of killeen, TX

"August 2, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Christopher E. Cutchall:
Christopher gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Recon by fire, rememeber the boxers, why are you late to p.t. jimmy? Get er done! Damit, Go to the motor pool and do something!"
Val of Anytown USA

"In Remembrance, 4th Cav, Scout, hurry and hide from Pennington, gillie suit fool."
Semper Fi of Any Town USA

"Sparky (Chris) was a dear friend, and a brother to me... I have often felt saddened that I am no longer a soldier, felt frustration at the loss of friends, felt anger at myself because I should be there doing something... Anything... But seldom as much as when I think of his loss... My grief cannot compare to what Donna and his family feels, and that makes it that much worse... I'm used up, thrown away... He was young and strong and still full of life... I miss you buddy, and think of you Donna and the boys often... Every time I drive by the Kettle I look for Harry's car, and I know that the two of you are sitting somewhere together..."
Drag of Lampasas, TX

"Recon of USA, I think I know you, R U C.C."
Easy Rider of Palm Springs, CA

"Sup bro, just thinking of ya, man things have sure changed, I try to reflect but sometimes life gets in the way, miss you dude"
Easy Rider of Palm Springs, CA

"I was a soldier at fort riley and SSGT CUTCHALL was one of my N.C.O.S. He was A great leader and a great soldier. I will always keep him in my prayers and my best wishes to his family. I always recall a time when we where in the field at Fort Riley and his hummer broke down and I spent a few hours getting it running for him The mechanics where a little slow. Rest in piece SSGT CUTCHALL WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED NEVER FORGOTTEN. CAV SCOUT"
RUSSELL of KANSAS

"I'm not sure what made me start thinking of Chris and his family again or what made me start searching the internet for contact information for his family, but for whatever reason...Chris, Donna, Nate and Logan have been on my mind. Wonderful people that made my life in Kansas just a little easier because they were my friends.
As sometimes happens with military families, we have lost touch. But I think of Chris and his sacrifice often and wonder how (and where) Donna, Nate, and Logan are.
Donna, if you check this site, know that I think of you often and would like very much to get in contact with you. Love you! Heather (Flathers) hdski1@fidnet.com"
Heather (Flathers) Wildebrandt of Owensville, MO

"I served with Chris at Ft. Hood from 95-97. We were promoted to SGT together. I will never forget him and my prayers go out to his family. I'll always miss the good times we had, whether it was sitting back drinking a beer or chasing the "bad" guys in our bradley's. God bless you Chris."
TSgt Steven Flamming of Omaha, NE

"I am so sad to hear about you Chris. We had a lot of fun times, when you were stationed in Germany with my exhusband. I will not forget those times.You'll be missed. We love ya."
Barbara Howard-Schlueter of Kuna Idaho and Frankfurt Germany

"Sup Bro, miss your crazy ways, hiding out during Sgt's time training, and the gillie suit, running from pennington, ahh the good old days,"
Recon of USA

"Your only concern was for your soldiers. I am less for not knowing you more."
CPT Peter Nesbitt of Fairbanks, AK

"Cutchall,

I served with you as a young butter bar. You were always there to help. Your sacrifice may never be forgotten. God bless you!"
old cav of Washington, D C

"We are fast approaching the 4th anniversary of Chris's death in Iraq. 4 yrs. seems so long...but at times it seems like just yesterday. He is still alive in our hearts and minds and the memories of him still help sustain us, his family, thru those difficult times.
For those who may read this message and once served with my son, please take a moment to reflect on him during this time as we of his family will be talking and thinking of him often on Sept. 29."
Paul Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"It does my heart so good to read all the stories Chris' commrads tell, takes me back to the places he would show me, stories he would tell and laughs we shared! thanks to you ALL!"
His wife~Donna Cutchall of York, Pa USA

"Chris,
You were the most unselfish, considerate, smartest, most loyal, and the sweetest person I ever met. It was a real honor to have you for a short time as a son-in-law. You were so wonderful to Donna. Such a wonderful father to Nate and Logan. God could not have sent a more perfect man to be Donnas husband. You provided such unconditional love to her that I often wondered where all that strength came from. You were always so willing to help me do anything that I needed whether it be helping with my young son's decisions or to help fix things around my house. You never complained about anything and I totally respected you more than anyone I knew. Why God chose to take you away from us I'll never know,. I only know that there was and will only be ONE Chris Cutchall and it was an honor and a privilige to have known you. You made ME a better person simply for having you in my life. You made the entire world a better place. I think about you each and every day and will always love and appreciate you."
Sue Brawner of Dallas, Georgia

"Hey buddy, it's your best friend from High School. I'm roud of you bro and I know you're with GOD now. Thank you for everything.
I love you man.
Curtis"
Curtis Bowers of Fayetteville, PA 17222

"Chris,
I've read the posts on here many times and recognize a lot of the names of people leaving remarks. I laugh often when thinking of our times at Hood and again at BNCOC. I remember that everyone at Hood called you the "bread Nazi" because you wouldn't allow anyone to take more than their share from the chow line in the field.

I was excited to see you again at BNCOC and remember you telling me how much you liked Fort Riley. You were always mad because the lines were so long for the showers after P.T., so I dared you for weeks to take a bath in the large laundry sink. Then, true to form, I heard you yelling my name after our last day of PT at BNCOC. I came down the hall, and there you were, covered in soap suds, bathing in the sink! I'm glad we got to see each other again, buddy. My wife still brings up how your wife taped all the Friends episodes for her while she was in Bosnia and we were in Kuwait.

You, your family and friends are in our prayers. Rest in peace sir."
Former SSG Jeff Pickett of Gustine, Ca.

"4/9/07
A Memorial program and Fallen Soldier statue dedication for Chris and two others of Fulton County, Pa., who have fallen in the War on Terrorism, is scheduled for Sat. May 19th @ 10:30 a.m.@ McConnell Park, McConnellsburg, Pa."
Paul Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"Sgt. Miss ya and often think of that day, we went the other way.... will always remeber you and what I learned from you. Was a pleasure and a honor to serve with you."
SPC Hursh of Germany

"It seems like yesterday we were rolling down tank trails, breaking track and aquiring needed parts to get off the deadline report......Chris will always hold a special place with me as well as Lisa,Thomas,and Lauren, hope to make it to the Memorial."
Randy Catlette U.S Army Retired of Paris KY

"If anyone would like to talk I am @
jason.r.garcia@us.army.mil"
SFC G of USA

"SGT. Garcia...please contact me if possible...pecutchall@pa.net sure would like to talk to ya."
Paul Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"Christopher,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. After reading all the reflections left here for you, especially from soldiers who used to serve with you, I regret that I didn't have the chance to serve with you.

"Paratus Et Fidelis"(Prepared And Loyal)
4th Cav Motto"

"Almost Christmas 2006, I wish your family a Merry Christmas, miss ya jimmy Big G"

"veterans day 2006, i will be joining sfc g and everyone else and having a few for you today-never forgotten-"
todd kelley of monticello, in

"Veterans Day 2006 Havin a few for ya jimmy, have not forgotten ya, missed your birthday Nov 8, the wife tried to get me to watch a show on cnn about the CASH and the gone soldiers but too painful to watch, bumped into Nails McCord at the PX he is doing good and was glad to see him, he is gettin on w/things and that is the right thing to do, talk w/ya later Dude."
SFC G

"To All,
Chris had a birthday on Nov. 8. He would have been 33 yrs. old. My wife and I would like to thank everyone who continues to place messages. Each and every message reinforces that even thou Chris is gone...He is not forgotten. Each and every individual who has worn the uniform of our country are special people, but all who have fallen should hold a unique and honored place in history. Your messages even after 3 years continue to honor Chris and his memory. May God bless each and everyone for not forgetting our son."
Paul E. Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"Well Jimmy let me say this if there was ever a time when I need you it is now! I feel so lonely and not a day goes by when I don't think about what happened, and we both know that if it was not for a piece of stupid army equipment that broke you would be writing this to me. I am back here just a little to the East of....well you know. and every day I wake up I can recall that day. Sorry brother. I wish I could go back and change things but I cannot. S.O.L.A.M.F. BRO."
SSG Sean McConaghy of Baghdad, Iraq.. 1-40 CAV Ft. Richardson AK.

"Thanks for just being our friends..We love and miss you all very much and think about you often. You all are always remembered..Chris..NEVER FORGOTTEN..all our love"
The McCord Family of Fort Riley, KS

"wishing all of the family the warmest of condolences. i went to school with chris and he and i were good friends. my heart goes out to everyone and he will be truly missed"
Dave Dettlinger of Greenville PA

"May God be with the loved ones of SSG Cutchall.
Former 1-5 FA BN Chaplain"
CH (MAJ) Mark E. Moss of Fort Jackson, S.C.

"Hey SGT. I miss you man. I still wish we could have stolen those plants from in from of brigade and planted a nice little garden in the compound. I think about you all the time and i still feel bad sometimes that i picked the wrong convoy to go with that day. I wish i could have gone on yours, at least been there with you. Sorry."
Doc V. of Manhattan KS

"Hey jimmy, just thinkin of ya, it's been a little over 3 years since the gooch gave us that fatefull mission, I am almost out only a few months to go, but I still do wish I could go back and get some damn revenge, I feel I did not get enough of it, sometimes it eats at my soul, but again you would say something like-"It does not matter anymore just get on w/it, Scouts Out Man......"
G-Dog of America

"This message is for Donna, Nate, and Logan. I miss you guys sooo much. I was looking up your name online Donna and I found this site. I hope you all are doing well. I miss you guys so much. You can email me if you like. Its crys_bergen@yahoo.com. I love you guys!!"
Crystal Bergen of Killeen, TX

"Well its been 3 years and 7 days since i followed you in that mission that day, seems like a long time although it still replays in my mind every day. i remember along with sgt g talking about family and what we were going to do when we got back and we had only been there a week. and back in riley our favorite spot to do sgt time in that batch of trees. you will forever be missed."
todd kelley of monticello, in

"In loving memory of that day -3- yrs. ago today...
Our son has come home….he served his country well….and to the last his courage held fast, in the blast of that mortar shell.
Our son has come home…wrapped in colors of red, white and blue…..for being so brave and for the life that he gave, to him great honor is due.
Our son has come home….a soldier in whom we take pride…..for through the war, on that distant shore, he showed what his country stood for, when he died.

In loving memory and remembrance Paul, Cindy, & Terry Cutchall"
Paul Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"Although I never met You...YOU are not forgotten for the Love You showed Our Country........"
Ted Dellinger

"To any of my sons comrades who served with him. A fallen soldiers memorial statue is planned for the spring to honor Chris and 2 others of Fulton Co. who have fallen in the War on Terrorism. Anyone who may have any photos of Chris while he was @ Fort Hood, Fort Riley, Saudi, or Iraq that you would not mind sharing with his parents, please mail to Paul Cutchall 2663 Back Run Rd. McConnellsburg, Pa. 17233. We will copy and return to you. Or you can e-mail to pecutchall@pa.net It would be greatly appreciated."
Paul Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"Ssg Cutchall
well its been just about 2 years since weve been back but i will never forget you i still remember the mission the day the call we got it all still plays in my head i just wanna thank you for everything you taught me you will never be forgoten"
SGT. LEOTTA of FT.Bliss TX

"Son,
Mother and I were honored to be asked to place the Memorial Day wreath in your memory this year. We are working to get community donations to place the fallen soldier memorial @ the courthouse in honor the three of ya from the county who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. I will make sure you are remembered. 2 1/2 yrs. and missed more every day.
Love, Dad"
Paul Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"Memorial Day 29 May 2006, The last time I saw you was in the C.A.S.H, that damn day, your driver made it and remember me trying to always get him to be my driver, and I always think what you would have thought, well he made it out and out of the Army, miss ya jimmy, I still vividly remember that corner of the courtyard where you would always sit and smoke, after you got hit, I would always look there and think of you, G"
Sgt G

"SSG Cutchall,
I learned of what happened via a letter from SGT Crane of C co. The letter caught me with grief and disbelief. Its been so long and I've always wanted to say something to someone until I stumbled across this web site. SSG Cutch, I'll remember you always. I'm deeply saddened by what happened. I still remember you teaching me how to make a guilly suit at the MPRC, and all the times we exchanged our daily stories while standing outside the CQ area at the barracks. I can still hear the sound of your voice SSG. I will never forget you or any of the Hellraisers. I will always honor your memory SSG, I will always keep your family in my prayers, And I will do my absolute best to live to the fullest in your honor SSG. I miss you guys, yall were only my extended family for four years ya know. I miss it everyday. Well SSG, take it easy, and keep an eye out for us up there. When the time comes, and I am where you are now, we'll catch up on old times. May the Lord's light shine upon you for ever and ever SSG Cutchall. Until we meet again"
(SPC) Nathan R. Head of Houston, TX

"Dear Cutchall Family:
My name is Mary Ellen Cutchall,a 78 year old living in Columbiana,Ohio. My dad was one of the sons of William and Arabella Cutchall of Mercersburg, Pa. Perhaps your family is one of my relatives.
In searching the internet I found where Christopher had been killed, and that messages could be posted.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the extreme sacrifice that he and your family have paid that I may live safe and secure here.
God Bless You All.
Mary Ellen Cutchall (Just One Of The Cutchall Families).
Also thank you for permitting me to pay my respects in this way"
MARY ELLEN CUTCHALL of COLUMBIANA, OHIO U.S.A.

"Hey Sarge, I didnt know ya long, but what we learned we learned well. Scouts Out."
PFC BRIAN HANNA, 279th SIG BN of Huntsville Alabama

"I remember you and me walking around the Habbaniyah airfield the day before, in our t-shirts, talking about life and the future, exploring the bunkers and looking at the 3 ID graffiti that day was 28 Sept 03. I sure wish I could go back to that day and change it."
SFC G of Ky

"To the family of Staff Sgt. Cutchall,
It isn't until you experience a crisis in your own family that you value the outpouring of love and support from others. We were honored to have met the Cutchalls at the visitation of our son, LcPL Steven Szwydek, USMC who died in Iraq on 10/20/05. Please know that your support was truly appreciated and has helped us through this difficult time. Thank you for raising a son who cared so much for others that he was willing to lay down his life for them. We will never forget the ultimate price our military have given to protect our freedoms. May God Bless you. With Sincere thanks."
Nancy Szwydek of Warfordsburg, PA

"2 long years my wonderful husband, and yet i miss you more and more each day. i feel you with me, i hear you with me, i see you as if you were standing right in front of me, but it's just not enough. to know what love truely is was loving you and being loved by you....always. looking into both our sons' eyes alone, is enough of a reminder of our love."
your heartbroken loving wife, Donna of McConnellsburg, PA

"Nov. 8, 2005
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON!!!!
Never forgotten and greatly missed.
Dad"
Paul Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"2 yrs. my son...2 long years since you were taken.
In loving memory:
A cool wind blows and scuttles the leaves about the brittle grass. A man huddles in his coat as a shiver comes to pass. A woman takes his hand in hers and looks into his face. Together they recall the things that brought them to this place. A summer day, they said goodbye to a young man they both knew. Their tears were filled with fear and pride, but he knew what he must do. He held them both and smiled at them, but would not say goodbye. "I'll see you soon" was all he said as a tear fell from his eye. So now they stand together and recall him as a boy. Delighted and delightful, he was so full of joy. Now all grown up a hero, he finally has come home. Back to the fields and forest which he in his boyhood he would roam. The couple turn their gaze up, as the snow falls from the sky. Knowing that the son they love will always be nearby. They turn to leave as icy winds blow the freezing rain, that coats the polished marble stone, that bears their soldier's name. Forever son....
Love Dad and Mom"
Paul E. Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"Sept. 29 2005

Most messages that I have read have been from individuals who have known Christopher. I never knew Christoper, but I have learned what a great individual he was, from reading everyones messages. I purchased a hero bracelet which came with Christophers name on it. I put it on over a year ago, and have never taken it off. I want the family and friends of christopher to know that he is not forgotten(even by individuals who never knew of him). Every day I wake up and look down at my wrist and thank christopher for his service. I will continue to wear chris's bracelet and remember the son, friend, dad, and husband that he is........

Thank you, Chris for you heorism."
John of Kalamazoo, Michigan

"Lordy me, I happen to remember the two-year and very bittersweet anniversary of my friend and comrade's fall.

When I saw his face on "the fallen" I was drunk with alcohol and grief for over a week. Here we are at the second anniversary of the theft of our friend and companion. I feel true woe at this day for I loved him as my brother and feel the loss of a brother when I remember the robbery of him from our company.

To his family: Take pride. You raised a son who communicated your values of comradeship, brotherhood, and strong moral courage to all of us who knew him. I mourn the loss of Chris every day, but I know, as any of us who really knew him, that he passed on his dedication of courage,commitment, and compassion to all the troops who served with him. He truly touched us all with your grace.

Now for My own message of mourning:
I miss you buddy. I remember the day I met you at Ft. Knox when you were the senior NCO (yeah, a Corporal with days separating you from the next guy!)with the reclassees we shared the Disney Barracks with. I remember how you and I (as the 2nd flor platton guide) sorted out the needs of both we FNG's and your sorry soiled trooper's need to use the washing machines. I also remember sitting with you in our barracks at Ft. Hood with my micro armor, thinking about solutions to field problems that were far beyond our scope, but as dedicated soldiers, who might in the worst of all unforeseen possibilities have that responsibility thrust upon us and we had to have a grasp of the situation and answers for. I remember getting my eyes filled with brake fluid as we tried to sort out your Geo's problems. I laugh at and cherish those times as "glory days" but you were always a true professional at arms, my brother. You were an intuitive leader of men. The Army and humanity is less for your loss. I know you preferred North Carolinian Moon shine, but I raise a glass of the finest Kentucky Whisky for you in your honor on this day. I'll see you on "Fiddler's Green" my dear friend, companion, and comrade.

Jeremy Sullivan: Gunner, Vehicle 2, 1st Platoon, C Troop, 1st Sqaudron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Divsion, Fort Hood, Texas, United States of America.!995-1998

God Bless your family, Chris. I know (because I know YOU) he has blessed you.

Man, how do you really say, "good bye" to such a quality human being? How?

With that question I'll end this post."
Spc. J. Sullivan Red2Golf-1-10Cav !995-1998 of Ann Arbor, MI

"S.O.L.A.M.F. "Jimmy", S.O.L.A.M.F.

You'll be forever missed"
SSG Bender of Ft Riley

"Not a day goes by when the guys dont think about you, You will never be forgotten...SCOUTS OUT!"
SGT Cruse of FT. Riley

"Thank you."
Nathan Rudy of North Plainfield, NJ USA

"To the family of the Cutchalls: I served with Chris back in '96 at Ft. Hood. For the short time I spent there, I got to know Chris and liked him alot. We served in the same platoon in C troop 1-10CAV. Fast foward to 2005; I am in the National Guard now, serving in Kosovo, and by chance, I came upon this site. It wasn't until today (09 Jul 05) that I learned what happened to Chris. I am at a loss right now. I don't know too many people personally that lost their lives in OIF, but this really hit home. My condolences to the Cutchall family. I will say, for the short time I knew Chris, it was an honor that I served with him. God bless Chris and his family."
SGT Theodore Hopkins of Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

"Chris, it is Memorial Day, the first one since coming back from that hell over there, miss you and thinking of you, SFC G"
of Kentucky

"Chris, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you, you always had that way of making things seem better than they were, see ya jimmy"
SFC Garcia of Ft. Knox, ky

"November 8, 2004.
Happy Birthday son, today you would have celebrated your 32 year of life. As it is you will be perpetually 30 years old. With all my love, Dad."
Paul E.Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"We are so sorry for your loss. We lost Army Spc.Joshua Justice Henry on 9-20-04. This was the hardest day of our lives. We honor these guys as our Heroes and hope no one else has to go through with what we are all dealing with. Rest in peace Christopher, and thank you for serving your country to the fullest"
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"I may not have known him that much but I knew he was a good man we all miss him and are family will always be missing his presence"
Mathias Cutchall of Pittsburg

"chris,
It's hard to believe that its been a year since you have been gone , brent and i miss you. your family continues to stay in our prayers"
michelle&brent rhoades of ft. lewis , wa

"Son,
Tomorrow Sept. 29 is an anniversary of sorts. 1 yr. since mother and I received the call that you had fallen in Iraq. There exists a hole in our lives without you and things will never be the same. You lived the life you wanted, doing what you enjoyed doing and acccepted the dangers associated. Every day you cross our minds many times. You were our first born and never will we forget."
Paul Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa.

"I was just searching the internet and remembering Chris and found this website, My husband and I will never forget the memories we have of SSG Cutchall. And we wish nothing but the best for you Donna, and the boys. Thanks for the memories and we pray for the pain you will always have of your loss. Much love,"
The Jones Family, Alina, Ryan, Kaylyn, Tyler of Fort Riley, Kansas USA

"I am in 8th grade and we were learing about how many people were dying in Iraq. He is included in our prayers. If there is a family member I would appreciate it if you could email me back at RockNRollGrlAA90@aol.com so I can write my report on this hero.""
Student at Emmet Belknap of Lockport, NY

"I was chris's Platoon Sergeant and I miss him deeply, that day will forever haunt me. Me and 1lt Dvorak just could not believe chris got hit, he was my right hand man, I miss him and always will remember him. To Donna and his boys me deepest condolance, his is missed by everyone."
SFC Jason Garcia of Ar-Ramadi Iraq

"Sergeant Cutchall, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Christopher, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Donna and Kids,
Chris was one of my best friends while in 1-10 CAV. I cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss. He was a great father, soldier and friend. He will not be forgotten. May God be with you and your family."
1LT Mike Boggs of Hanover, Pennsylvania

"Hi Donna, How hard all this must be on you and those two precious boys. I just wanted you to know that you made an impact in my life the day you were here and I have been praying for you since that day. I know that the LORD will give you the strength that you need to become a Wonderful Mom to those boys and let the Father in Heaven be their Father here on earth until that day HE reunites you all with Chris again one day in Heaven. GOD never told us that it would be easy but...HE did say he would walk through it with us. Just know that you are never alone!

Psalm 85:8 says it this way Donna, Listen carefully to what GOD the LORD is saying, for he speaks peace to his people, his faithful ones. But let them not return to their foolish ways. Donna keep your eyes on JESUS and he will guide you and protect you the rest of your days her on earth.

We Love you,"
Barb Woodruff, Michaela and Kristina Adams of Wichita, Kansas ~ USA

"TO DONNA AND THE BOYS: MAY GOD ALWAYS WATCH OVER YOU AND MAY HE TEACH YOU HOW TO MOVE ON BUT NOT FORGET THE MEMORIES THAT CHRIS HAS LEFT BEHIND. AS A SOLDIER, MY HEART ACHES FOR YOUR LOSS. AS A FATHER I COULD NEVER IMAGINE. I HAVE A MISSION, AND DURING THAT MISSION CHRIS WILL BE CLOSE TO MY HEART, MY GOAL IS TO FINISH WHAT WAS NEVER FINISHED, MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
SPC. TIMOTHY S. WOODRUFF
HHC 1-635TH AR BN
MANHATTAN, KS"

"To my former neighbor and friend I will miss you dearly. I will miss your company on those late summer afternoons after watching you mow half of the neighborhood's lawns. You would do that and not expect as much as a thank you in return. That is because you had style and class. You will be dearly missed and our blessings to you and your family."
Paul Souza of New Bedford Ma

"To the Cutchall family, I served with Chris at Ft. Hood, Texas under 2-1 Cav, and 1-10 Cav. He was always an insperation in my time of need, and he was a person that us new and younger soldiers could look up to. He will always be remebered - for me as a hero. Its soldiers like him and many others who have given their lifes that make this country - this country. May God bless you all."
Cpl. Green, Toney L. of Little Rock, Arkansas - USA

"Donna and sons: we loved Chris. The mature, responsible, first-class soldier he was; the loving husband and father he was. We'll never forget how he risked his life to save that girl from her car accident here at Ft Hood. There are so many things we'll never forget about Chris...we'll be thinking of you and praying for strength for you and Nate and the baby for the rest of your days...
Love,
Perry and Sarah Jefferies"
1SG Perry Jefferies of Ft Hood, Texas

"Thank you Christopher Cutchall, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"Donna, I pray for you all the time. I hate it that you and yours have had to suffer this loss. GOD bless you in your next few months as you learn to live without Chris. I will continue to keep you in my prayers."
Rebecca and Jeff Figone of Fort Riley, Kansas and Internal Iraq

"May God be with you in this time of need. You are very dear in our hearts."
Chuck and Brenda Newsom of Grandview Plaza, KS

"Our deepest sympathy to you in this tragedy. We know the deep pain you feel.You will be in our prayers.We understand that our son was in the same unit when he was at Ft. Riley."
Danny & Sandra Jordan (Sgt. Jason Jordan Family) of Elba, Al

"To the Cutchall family
Brent and I were saddened by the news. Brent and Chris were friends at Riley in
1-34. He will be greatly missed. The Cutchall family will always be in our hearts. To Donna and the boys you will always be in our prayers"
michelle and brent rhoades of Ft. Lewis, Wa

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Christopher Cutchall:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Christopher for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Christopher Cutchall:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Christopher, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on