Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Christopher K. Hill


26, of Ventura, California.
Hill died in Fallujah, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on March 11, 2004.

Spc. Hill left behind a wife, Cheryl, and a 14-month-old daughter, Cierra. In honor of Spc. Hill, the Cierra Hill Foundation has been setup to help secure a future for Cierra. If you would like to donate, please mail to Cierra Hill Foundation, 147 Orchard Circle, Charlotte, NC 28217.

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Cierra Hill's Web Site
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"I was there with him in Iraq, it still hurts me to this day."
Terry Lee Tackett JR of Sulphur Springs Texas

"I still remember your smile, your light, and your sacrifice. Battlehard brother"
Sgt Chris Bradley of Gastonia NC

"Honor and Remember. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend." John 15:13.
Thank you, Chris"
Joann of Moorpark, ca

"RIP you are not forgotten."
Mosley

"Blue2Golf.... Things cross my mind about you and SSG D. all the time. SSG DUNIGAN SPC HILL PFC RICCI and myself SPC STOOPS were the crew of Bravo2. From the time you woke my drunk, butt naked * up to go to the range, I was glad to be your asst. gunner. Between you and SSG D there was never a dull moment on the truck. The countless hours spent on missions and all the time spent on Fort Riley are forever etched in my brain. Your smile and his laughter will always be remembered. Someone was watching over me and sent me on a mission with 2nd platoon the night before. Just know that your memories live on with everyone that knew you. RIP my brother!!!"
SPC Christopher A. Stoops of Kettering, Oh. USA

"Love and prayers to the Hill family today and always."
Michelle Spencer Burns of Camarillo, CA USA

"Still remember bro... 22 May, 2015"
Mario

"its weird how people come across our minds...i still choke up when i think of you chris...like right now tears are literally falling down my cheeks..i think of you often more than you would think..i can't believe its been 10 years already.i still remember like it was yesterday that we were working at ralphs and your shorts were always so tight..lol...i always knew if i was having a bad day go to chris he will cheer you up and you always did. do you remember when we went to magic mountain..still don't know however if your parents knew it was just you and me that went since after that they didn;t allow us to talk or hang out anymore. that honestly was one of the hardest things was not being able to talk and hang out with you anymore because you had at that point become so important to me from the moment you kissed me at magic mountain you had my heart and you knew that but it was cut short and then to read you got married and had a little girl only warms my heart so glad you got to experience all that. moorpark has this memorial downtown now and its only for fallen heros from wars and you are listed on it and i have taken flowers a few times in your honor. i know we will meet again i just hope you have a warm hug for me and make me smile like you used to.you did and will always have a piece of my heart with you chris hill i love you very much...r.i.p"
annette chapel of moorpark ca

"We still think of you and continue to pray for your family. You will always remain in our hearts."
Dave and Claire of King George, VA

"Ten years have passed and it seems as only yesterday that you and Joey left us for a better home in the sky. RIP dear Soldier. Gone but NEVER forgotten. Your family are in my daily prayers."
Joeys' Mama, Dena Bryant of Benton, Ky. USA

"for the soldier who couldn`t realate to cab laters day for saints that count suplemental troop building on biblical acccess murders of the own policy."
demetrius maurice glenn of south carolina

"Christopher: RIP dear one. I know that you and Joey are having a wonderful time in Heaven. I think of you and Joey daily and am so proud of you both. God Bless You !! Joeys' Mom"
Dena Bryant of Benton, Ky. USA

"Christopher - you keep me going ...I miss you soooo much! Cierra lives,loves, and laughs like her daddy...YOU xo hugs &kisses forever and ever....till we meet again in heaven! Love, your mom xo"
Adrienne Hill of Moorpark, Ca

"To MRS. Hill I just want to thank you for your son. Him and I were in the same company. I was in 1st plt. I have no other way to reach out, could you email me kegley79@hotmail.com. Chris will never be forgotten."
Joshua Kegley of Manhattan, KS

"TO MY brother in arms,
I miss you so much dear friend and commrade. Sunday it will have been 8 years since we last spoke. Brother not a day goes by, I dont remember. I wish it could have been different. But rest assured you are not forgotten. Some of us guys are getting together sunday. Vic and buddy will be there to. Please look down on us. Keep those angels in line for us. Miss you SWAT COMMANDER!!"
Joshua Kegley of Manhattan, KS

"Thank you for your service to our country, defending liberty, and for keeping my family safe. I love your family and am so sorry. May God be with you till you meet again."
Mandy Pinneo of Moorpark, CA

"Chris,
It's been 7 years since that terrible day, 7 so hard to believe. Everytime I think of you I remember the time we were singing Summer Nights together and you kept changing the words on me. At one point I couldn't sing you had me laughing so hard. That was the first time I ever sung karokii I was so nerveous and just like that you made me forget the nerves and the crowd. I remember the times you babysitted my own daughter Mikayla for me when I didn't have anyone who could. You always were a very good friend and an good man. I feel blessed to have known you and the legacy you leave behind. Your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. Miss you"
Melissa Osborn of Shelby, NC

"To the family of:Christopher K. Hill
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga""

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3"
Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3"
Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,800 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
This is a gift! We have some wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and only want you know that we care.
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna"
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Almost 10 years prior to that fateful day in Iraq we were in high school together. I think we were in FBLA together but I can't be absolutely sure, you were one year ahead of me. I definitely remember your positive attitude. Memories are fuzzy.

Anyway, I joined the Marine Infantry in 1997 (mortarman) and deployed in 2003 to Iraq. I was lucky enough to get out in 2003 as well.

Our hometowns and choices to join the service were very similar, the outcomes obviously different.

Your sacrifice does not go one day forgotten. That my Mom worked(s) with your Mom makes it even that much more unreal.

It is completely incomprehensible to pretend to know the loss your family must have.

Thank You For Your Service,
Andy Krone"
Andrew Krone of San Rafael (Formerly Moorpark)

"Hey Chris, miss you being my roommate stateside..... and hey I still remember clearly but i also have the picture of you when you tried to camoflauge yourself with that rock in the desert...You were always fun, but I cant wait to see you again..."
Spc. Joshua Martin of Iowa

"23 Feb 2009
SPC Hill,

Was a great soldier/man. I was his XO during the time. I remember that we were in between Ramadi and Fallujah at this little COP (Combat Outpost). I remember one day SPC Hill was playing some country music and was trying to teach me how to "Boot Scoot" as he and SSG Dunigan told me thats what country boys call it. SPC Hill was surprised that I knew some of the songs and some of the artist. There are so many memories that I have about the solders in B Co 1-16th that are to many to list. I am a Texan so Chris and Larry assumed even though I am black, I should know what its like to be a country boy. I will miss Joe, and the Chris's. SPC Hill I think about you daily, and when I see anything to do with Kansas or Iraq, I think about the good times we shared and I smile and cry at the same time. Take care my Infantry brother

V/R"
Claude Cole of McKinney, Texas/USA

"February 22, 2009
To the family of Spc. Christopher K. Hill:
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

"Chris .. although we were in constant competition, It took me awhile to realize you were the better soldier..I wish that I could block out memories of that mission, minus the ones of us goofing around before leaving the gate that morning... You and Joe are etched in my mind forever and I am sure you are with your daughter every step of the way. Blue 2 ..Redcon one"
Spc (ret) Martin Moxley of Glennallen, Ak

"Spc Hill, You crazy man, I miss ya bro. I served with you in Iraq in 3rd Platood Bravo Company 1/16 Infantry. I just want to thank you for everything you did to keep our morale high while we were over there. I will never forget the "Snowman" you made out of nothing but mud early one morning during the Christmas Holidays. And the time when you wore the Santa Clause hat over your K-pot while we were heading out the gates to conduct a patrol mission, lol. I didn't get to know you as well as others that were in our Platoon, but I miss ya bud. I wish I was in that convey to take aim on the bastard that triggered that I.E.D. Anyway, thanks for all you did and the sacrifice you gave. May God bless your family."
John Radle 806-702-4088 of Lubbock, Texas/USA

"Chris, I didn't know you at all until our deployment. You were a great guy and always made everyone laugh. Dan (Sgt. Cunningham) and I talk about you and SSG Dunigan often. You guys are missed very much and will never be forgotten. RIP..."
Lindsay Cunningham of Wilmington, Vermont

"Although I have never met you I feel that I have known you for years. My husband is Ian Ricci who survived this fateful day that you did not. You will always hold a special place with our family and not a day goes by that he doesn't remember and miss you and Dunigan. I thank god though for him getting to meet you and get to know you. You have been a great influence on his life. I am happy that we have also had the pleasure of meeting your parents. It was great to hear the stories that Ian shared with them. One day we will all meet and there will be happiness again. Until than RIP and know you are never forgotten."
Lexie Ricci of Sioux Falls, South Dakota

"To the Family of Chris Hill.

I am so glad that I found this site. I have been looking for a way to reach you over the years to express my sympathy for the loss of your son/husband. I was the Company Commander for the convoy that stopped to assist after the IED. We were headed west and saw Chris’s convoy stopped over in the east bound section of the highway. My soldiers and I pulled security, did what battlefield medical assistance we could do, and called for the MEDEVAC.

There were 3-4 of us with Chris as we did all we could do to help him. His friends were with him encouraging him and we all tried desperately to keep him alive. Everyone there that day was affected by this tragedy. I will always be proud of my soldiers (313th Renegades) and the soldiers there with Chris. The bravery shown in the middle of the desert under those circumstances was amazing.

That day changed my life forever and there's hardly a day that goes by that I don't think about what happened out there. I've wanted to tell you for so long that your son/husband died a brave and courageous man. My thoughts and prayers have been with you since that day. As March 11th gets closer, please know that Chris will never be forgotten."
Melany Paul of Auburn, CA

"TO OUR SON CHRISTOPHER ~ MARCH 11TH IS SO SOON...DAD AND I ARE PLANNING TO GET
TOGETHER WITH IAN RICCI(WHO SURVIVED YOUR ACCIDENT)AND TALK, CRY AND LAUGH...
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING MEMORIES OF
YOUR LIFE ON EARTH....GOD BLESS YOU SON!
LOVE, MOM AND DAD IN CALIFORNIA XOXO"
MOM HILL of MOORPARK, CA

"To Chris's Family I am very sorry for your lost I served with Chris for a very short time as he was coming into Fort Riley I was on my way out. I got out of the Army July 14, 2003 I just missed deployment. I remember his sense of humor. Because of men like Chris we sleep better at night I know Chris had already done his time and got out and felt a need to come back in the service. He was an outstanding Soldier. The Army core values were in Chris deep espeicially DUTY"
Jay Dugan of Grand Forks ND

"Chris, remember when you helped me put a stupid "Dukes of Hazzard" horn on my lame truck? We laughed and laughed because it was so ridiculous. You know what's coming up for me, so I hope, if it all goes wrong, that I leave as good an impression on people as you did. You were a gentle man. You gave more than you took. See you in a bit..."
Infidel of USA

"I am CPT Robin L. Ochoa, I was there at the time of SPC Hill's departure. He and SSG Dunigan as well as SPC Ricci are eched in my mind and heart for eternity. I know that you are all HERO's and I will never forget the sacrifice you gave to make our nation a better place. Know that I did everything in my power to get the MEDEVAC there faster. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you all. I will never forget you and I never even knew you. To Ciara, I hope that you are blessed throughout your life and become the wonderful woman that your father knew you would be. For Ms. Hill, I hope for you strength when times get tough and know that there is one more family out there praying for you ever day. I wish I could have had the pleasure of knowing one of our nations HERO's. I was the convoy commander for 313th Signal Company when this occured and that image is etched into my mind for eternity. I wish for you nothing less than God's graces and love and may God be with you always.
Love, Robin Ochoa
robin.ochoa@us.army.mil"
CPT Robin L. Ochoa of Iraq via Hawaii

"Blue 2 Gulf,

I will never forget all the talks we had brother. Wish there could of been more. Never will I forget you or the rest of Bushmaster 32 Crew. Watch over your driver and tell the old man hello for me.....SWAT Forever"
Blue 36 Actual of Bennington, Vermont

"Chris,
David and I just wanted to wish you a happy fourth. We know you will be with us today.

We love you!"
Claire and David of Culpeper, VA

"Chris.... So it has taken me 2 years to finally be able to write something to you without tears overwhelming my eyes... I am not even sure that I know what to say except that my life will never be the same knowing you are no longer walking this earth. I know that you are in a better place and a sacred place watching over all of us whose lives you touched and keeping your baby girl safe. You were an amazing friend to me chris and there is no way to truly express the loss that has welled into my heart because you are no longer able to give the guidance and wisedom you once did... not to mention the great jokes we shared.... I strive everyday to become a better soldier and a better leader because of you... I visted Fort benning too about roughly a year after you passed and I know that you were there with me that day. You were so strong and so compassionate... Some things simply make no sense"
SGT Camille C Adams of 5th SFG(A) Fort Campbell KY

"CHRIS YOU ARE A HERO TO OUR COUNTRY.YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN WE WILL MISS YOU AND WE LOVE YOU HAPPY BIRTYHDAY CHRIS"
SAMANTHA FAULKNER of WAXHAW ,NC

"Cheryl, Cierra and Family:
I knew Chris through James Kirkham when Chris was stationed Fort Myer in Virginia. He was working with CID and James and him were good friends. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Chris on many occasions and I just wanted to say that it was an honor to know him. I will never forget the wonderful time that the three of us had at the Alan Jackson concert. We had bad tickets, but Chris somehow knew the security guards at the concert and got us right up next to the stage. It was awesome and when Chris wanted something he got it! He will be truly missed by all that knew him. God bless his family and know that you are in our prayers!"
Ashley McNeff of Alexandria, VA

"Chris.. you are a hero, and my prayers are with you forever... and my heart aches for your parents and wife and daughter..

But I am going to ask you to do something because you sit in a holy and sacred place. My son, also with the last name of Hill, is in Iraq, he was at Camp Victory in Baghdad. I always thought, because his MOS was 96D (photo analyst) that he would be safe in battalion hearquarters or whatever... He spent two years in Seoul, S. Korea, and I worried about him more while he was there than I did when he got to Baghdad..I worried more about those insane N. Koreans than I did about his new job in Iraq...

But when he got to Iraq, his superiors changed his job... but for a long time that was ok.. he is now a 96U (unmanned aerial vehicle operator)... he was fine, flying unmanned vehicles from his office in the al-Fawr Palace. But two months ago he wrote and said please don't send emails or packages any longer.. he was moving somewhere and could not say where.. for the past two months I have not heard from him, and I don't even know where he is.

Parents are parents.. we must deal with that lack of information, and we do that well, at least most of us.. We all support the mission of your comrades, and we wish we could do something more to help instead of sitting on our behinds and watching. Please believe me that Cindy Sheehan is an ignorant fool, and puppet of the far left socialists so do not believe she speaks for any of us, because she does not. She is simply a circus act..

I am not assuming you have any powers to do this, but if you do, from the place you are now, help my son with your wisdom.. He wears my St. Christopher's medal now, at least i hope.. was given to me when I turned 16 years old from his grandparents and I gave it to him 6 months ago. But a St. Christopher is not always going to help.. my boy is now fighting somewhere in the middle east and I do not even know where to concentrate my attention. If you have any ability to whisper in someone's ear and give your wisdom, I hope you do..Watch for Natathaniel Robert Hill and if you can find him, watch over him for me, I do believe that is possible..He does not have a driver's license here in California, so he can't drive a car here... but where he is, he is flying airplanes loaded with missiles and surveillance cameras.. :) go figure.. damn Army..

Notwithstanding this, my prayers are with your wife and daughter... Nate will most likely be just fine..

Christopher S. Hill
chill93257@yahoo.com"
Christopher S. Hill of Lake Isabella, Ca

"Chris,
As I was sitting here today listening to Some Gave All you immediately came to mind, as you often do in life. Not a day goes by that you aren't remembered in our house. David and I will be married this winter and our special day won't be the same with just your picture there. We know however in our hearts that you will be there in spirit. I think at times of how proud you were of your wife and daughter and am saddened that we never had the chance to meet them. I pray often for them and hope that god has helped them with their great loss. You will never be forgotten because you truely are a hero. You gave fully of yourself at the Pentagon after 9/11 as well as paying the ultimate sacrifice for your country. You live on in our hearts forever.
Thank you for so touching our lives!
Claire and David"
Claire Avis of Culpeper, VA

"Adrienne and family-
Our hearts will always be saddened for your loss. I anticipated every year to get the christmas cards you would send our family. Even though we were so far away, it still felt like we never moved. Chris will be missed deeply. Looking at other web sites and reading these messages, everyone loved Chris. He had an amazing impact on peoples lives. I pray for you and your family.....Chris will never be forgotten!

Chris- your a great man....we'll see you in heaven! You made the ultimate sacrafice and you will forever be remembered!!!! Love always!"
Stefanie Chase (Sue's daughter) of Riverside, Ca

"You made the ultimate sacrifice for your country Chris. And the rest of us that were over there with you are proud of you and glad to have served with you. Though your daughter will grow up without you, I know you two will one day be reunited in Heaven. As you will with your wife.

God bless you"
Scott of NW FL

"Hill i dont know where to begin. after the attack i was the only one of us left alive. i think about that day always and will always. i have these scars that remind me of you and SSG Dunigan everyday. the two of you made me a better man and a better soldier. i will always remember the long 30+ hour missions that we had just talking about our little girls. Chris i miss the two of you so much. you both took me under your wing and showed me what to and not to do in the military. my life will forever be changed by our time together. thank you so much........Blue 2 redcon 1.
goodbye......"
Spc.Ian Ricci of Ft.Riley,Kansas,U.S.

"Today is your 27th Birthday Chris! Happy Birthday, you have been on my mind all day. I love you and miss you. You always made me smile and Laugh. I love you!"
Cousin Joy Fitzgerald of Westlake Village, Ca

"Cheryl and Ciera--Charlie and I were so proud and honored to have you with us today at the parade. May God bless you both in the days ahead."
Debbie Ipock of Charlotte, NC

"CHRIS'- WHERE DO I BEGIN TO SHARE WITH YOU HOW MUCH WE MISS YOU....YOUR SPIRIT, YOUR SMILE, YOUR LOVE FOR LIFE!
TODAY (SEPT. 7) IS YOUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY...CHERYL AND CIERRA(AS YOU KNOW) ARE VISITING US WITH HERE IN CALIFORNIA. WE MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH...CHERYL AND I HAVE HAD LONG COMFORTING, LAUGHING, CRYING, HUGGING
TALKS TOGETHER ALL ABOUT YOU! SHE IS THE
BEST....WHAT A TERRIFIC MOTHER AND WIFE.
SHE IS SO DEVOTED TO YOU, SHE LOVES YOU
SO MUCH AND TALKS TO CIERRA ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME....CIERRA IS SOOOO CUTE, I
MUST SAY BEING HER "PROUD CALIF. G'MA".
CHRIS YOU DEFINITELY HAVE CHANGED MY
FOCUS AND STRENGTHENED MY FAITH DAILY.
I LOVE YOU AND WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOU WITH
ME EVERY DAY TILL I'M WITH YOU AGAIN.
LOVE YOUR MOM XOXO"
CHRIS' MOM ADRIENNE HILL of AHILL2453@HOTMAIL.COM

"Dear Chris,
We miss you so much! My heart aches for my poor sister and little niece. I've tried so hard to be so strong for her...I think I have but sometimes I feel like my heart is going to explode. Today hasn't been the best day but I wanted to get a few feelings out. I miss you more than words can describe. I know that Cheryl and Cierra will be ok but my heart just aches to know that she won't have her daddy around for all the wonderful events in life, like I had. I just can't imagine. Chris just continue to look over us and I promise we are going to do our very best in taking care of Cheryl and Cierra.
Cierra is talking all the time now, she is looking at your picture and saying "daddy" now. She is calling "gran-ma", "Aunt Tama" and even "Wendy" and of course she has been saying "momma". She is repeating everything (sometimes thats good and sometimes it's not...ha ha) You would be so proud of her. Her hair is so curley..just like your families...Us straight hair folks...just don't know what to do with all those curls...ha ha! WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, ALWAYS AND FOREVER!"
Your sister-in-law, Tamitha of Charlotte, NC www.cierrahill.com

"Chris, we went to high school together but didn't know each other. I doubt that we ever shared a word. But, I can tell you I remember; I remember your face, your voice. I especially feel the heartache having two young children and a husband in the Army. My heartache can never match that of your family, and to them I pray for better days. I often find myself thinking of your wife and how she is coping day to day. I think of you on father's day and how Cierra may celebrate that day in the future. As many tears as I have shed for you and your family, we all need to remember that all who knew you are blessed with the time that they had with you. Twenty-six years of smiles and laughter. Rest in peace knowing that you have a tender daughter to carry on that smile."
Chrissey (Hermann) Nemeroff of Mechanicsburg, PA

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide comfort and peace for your family in their time of need and sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Thank you."
a grateful citizen in arizona

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide comfort and peace for your family in their time of need and sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Thank you."
a grateful citizen in arizona

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

"My name is Jeremy Rose. I am a very proud cousin of SSG Joey Dunigan. I just wanted to let all of the Christopher Hill family know that we are all praying for your family. The world lost two honorable souls on March 11, 2004. Please know that the sacrifice that Spc. Hill made was one of honor and dignity for his family, friends and our Nation. All of you are in our prayers-God Bless the USA"
Jeremy Rose of Benton, Kentucky USA

"To the family of Christopher Hill: I am Joe Dunigans'Mother and I just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. Joey loved the young men that He worked with and wrote to us for prayers for HIS BOYS. I understand that Joey and Chris were very much alike and were very close. I am thankful for that. May God Bless You All and if you ever want to communicate my e-mail is shebab@wk.net."
Dena Bryant of Benton, Ky.

"I first heard about Chris passing away in Iraq surfing the Internet. I went to High School with Chris, was in the Boy Scouts with him, we grew up in the same town. Nobody ever had anything bad to say about him, he was a good person, kind to everyone he came across. I look up to Chris, and I thank him for his tremendous courage and pride he has for the USA. Im a student, and work partime, Im chasing after the American dream, and the only reason Im able to, is because of MEN like Chris Hill protecting are freedom and beautiful way of life. Chris, we never hung out in the same pack, though I remeber you, you were a stand up guy, and you can bet Ill never forget the sacrifice you made for everyone!!!"
Sean of Moorpark, Ca

"To Cheryl and the family of Chris. My name is Scott Godwin and I was the direct supervisor of Chris while he completed his internship for CID at Fort Myer. Chris and I became great friends and he was definetly a dedicated soldier and would have been a great agent. I have been deeply saddened by the loss of Chris, since this is first time I have ever lost one of my own soldiers. Chris called me just three weeks prior to his death and was asking if he could still submit his CID application. This just shows you that he was always thinking how he could advance and how he could make things better for his family and fellow soldiers. It is difficult to stop the tears when the thoughts of him are trying to be put to words and I know if he were here he would tell me to "suck it up and drive on". I just don't think I can sum up how great of soldier he was in this little paragraph. Cheryl and Cierra my thoughts and prayers are with you. Chris...I miss you."
Special Agent Scott A. Godwin of Fort Myer, VA

"Dearest Hill Family.... my brother was SSgt Joe Dunigan who died with your husband/son/father. I express my gratitude for what your son did for our country. My mother would like to be able to talk to you and express her feelings to you also. It is such a terrible loss and we feel your pain as well. Again, we are very PROUD of Christopher Hill."
Robin Colley of Benton, Kentucky

"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 "

"To Christopher's Family:
There are no words that can express our deep sorrow for your loss. May God bless you and your family as Christopher watches over you all."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To the family of Christopher,
Thank you for raising such a fine young man. I am so sorry you have to go thru this pain. May God be with you to guide you thru this. He has died for his Country. His memory will live on. Hold on to the good times you had with him. Remember his smile and laughter."
Candy Knutson of Poynette, WI

"Thank you Christopher Hill, 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

"To the family and friends of Spc. Christopher Hill:
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 Spc. Christopher Hill:
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