Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Christopher E. Hudson

21, of Carmel, Indiana.
Hudson died in Baghdad, Iraq when his military vehicle was hit with an Improvised Explosive Device. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on March 21, 2004.

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"Hudson, I'm sorry I took so long to message you and family. I know I was just a mechanic that fixed the Scout vehicle and an NCO that gave you all * when you came to maintenance but I still think of you. You died too young I am about to retire and believe you shaped me into a better man. I often think of the day before you were killed, I was working on replacing your hood on your M1025 and was talking mad * like we always did and the next day you were gone too soon. I miss you we may not have been close but I miss all the Soldiers that we lost in these wars. I just want to say it was an Honor to serve with you."
SFC MILLER Jason of Fort Campbell KY

"It was an honer to serve with you brother I will see you on the green"
Ron Kapture of Cabot arakansa

"still missing you....."
Mamamoy of Still in the neighborhood

"I hung your picture on the wall of honor at the BFFAR along with the tags I got at the moving wall memorial, I have a picture of you in front of me in my office, I think of you and your selfless sacrifice everyday, I wish I could see your eyes in your children."
Lauren Nasser of Daytona Beach, Fl

"Hey Chris, I thank God for the period of time that we all were allowed to spend with you. It was and honor and privilege to know you. I wish that I could have been your squad leader longer. You just had a way to cut through the b.s. and speak a simple truth that, at times, was brutally funny. The long talks we had about faith and science, dreams and goals, morals and friendship.....Time well spent. God had a reason for you going. Always had. Just so you all know, I was not a follower of Christ. I had no real faith, yet Chris made it easy to talk about it. Very welcoming. I may have been your leader but on this topic, you led and did it well. God will use all things for His Good. Even though it has been 9 years, I still look back and know that our talks were the kindling and your passing was the spark that God used to save me the following year. It's amazing to see how you have been a catalyst in the lives of others as well. We all get to see it on facebook and such. From the soldiers we were to the MEN that we are now. I thank God for you, for your family, your sacrifice and theirs. If we all could live like the example you followed in Christ, man was a change in the world?!?! As for Nathan Cutler, it's all true. Do more than look....Search Him out and we will again stand shoulder to shoulder, brothers united. Thank you Chris, thank you brothers, and most importantly,thank you LORD. Amen!
-Patrick patrickcastillo.2717@gmail.com"
Patrick Castillo of Aromas, CA. USA

"its no matter what time that passes i still think of you bother and i know your with us all thank you for your help thru the the times. ill see you in my dreams, hope everyone joins us there. i know we can all reunite"
michael joseph nasser of daytona beach fl

"Hey Chris I'm your cousin Austin. I don't remember you that well but I'd like to say thank you for serving the country you loved. I hope to see you one day in Heaven."
Austin Kredit of Shelbyville, Indiana

"Hello Chris its Eric had to stop n say how much we all miss u as I cry I love you N cant wait to see you again as us all just anticipate the join we b joined together again."
BEAR of indpls

"its so weird, i work online alot. and i end up seeing your photo or here,
and i still cry
brother"
mjn of db fl

"I just found this site today. And all I can say is that Chris was one of the kindest hearts I've ever had the privilege of meeting. I will never forget you and how much fun we would have hanging out. I miss you Chirs and can't wait to stand next to you at the final formation. Your friend"
SGT Fabian Dizmang of Fort Hood, Tx.

"03/21/2011 It is so hard to believe it has been 7 years ago today that you sacrificed your life for us.In ways it seems like yesterday in others an eternity.Life goes on but not like when you were here smiling ,joking ,loving ,caring. Gavin looks so much like you. Veronica is pretty like her mom and smart as she can be. Today we go to honor you once again,we know how proud you were to serve your country and be that which others feared to be a soldier.We love you more with each passing day ."
Mom@Dad of Indianapolis IN

"03/21/2011 It is so hard to believe it has been 7 years ago today that you sacrificed your life for us.In ways it seems like yesterday in others an eternity.Life goes on but not like when you were here smiling ,joking ,loving ,caring. Gavin looks so much like you. Veronica is pretty like her mom and smart as she can be. Today we go to honor you once again,we know how proud you were to serve your country and be that which others feared to be a soldier.We love you more with each passing day ."
Mom@Dad of Indianapolis IN

"Chris,
You are still missed. Your sacrifice is much appreciated. I will never forget the time we spent together, you were always a great friend. I'm sorry for your wife and children to have suffered such a great loss but their loss though painful is an honorable loss, you went out serving your country. You are still missed and thought of."
Anonymous Old Friend of Indianapolis, IN

"Chris, I remember the night you died like it happened yesterday. Not a single day has gone by that I haven't relived it. I got to go back to where it happened later and its completely different now, barriers and guard towers everywhere. I only wonder, if they had been there then, maybe you wouldn't have died. I told my wife about you, the type of guy you were, and how you could make the worst situation a laugh riot. My favorite memories of you are when we shared a room in the barracks after Shane had gone off on the boat. I remember waking up for PT 45 minutes early, getting ready to go run, and then smoking and shooting the breeze in the time we had before we had to go to formation, talking about everything from current events to history to cartoons and video games.
I wish I had spent more time with you before we deployed. I, like everyone else, just assumed there would be time when we got back to hang out, and I took our friendship for granted.
I could go on at great length, but instead I'll just say I miss you, and honor your memory every day. I'll always remember you humor, and the "flying squirrel go!". I cant do it now, its still too painful, but one day I will visit your final resting place, and I hope to be able to tell your children about the man their father was.
Rest in Peace brother.
THUNDER!"
Kc Dotson of Fresno, CA - dotson_kc@yahoo.com

"Although I did not know you Chris, I had the pleasure of briefly knowing your family. You left behind a beautiful wife and two wonderful children that I know love and miss you. Few know the sacrifices made in the safeguarding of our country. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made and I pray that you will see your family again in heaven and get to hold Veronica and Gavin again."
Anonymous of Indiana

"Can't believe its been 5 years. It seems like only yesterday we were rolling into baghdad as young kids who had no idea what war really was or what we were fully getting ourselves into. It didn't take long for us to find out. The amazing thing about it is how 18,19, and 20 year old kids rose to the occasion even after feeling the sting of battle and all the horrors it brings. Chris you are truly missed but not just from your family and close friends. You are missed deeply by all your brothers in 2-12 cav. You are the definition of a soldier. A real american hero. I pray that your family finds peace and i pray that we will meet up again at that big formation in the sky. Rest easy soldier, you completed your mission. God Bless you and your family. I will never forget you as long as i live.

THUNDERHORSE!!!!!"
of Thunderhorse, USA

"Dear Chris It seems only like yesterday,but its been nearly 6yrs you'e been gone.How we miss you so.I just want to say I wish I could hold you and tell you how vary proud Iam to have been your father and been a part of your life.Not a day goes by I don't shed a tear.Heaven can only be a better place with you there.We miss you!"
David Rhodes@ Family of Indpls,Ind. Ratman0308@yahoo.com

"Chris,

You were a Great Soldier! I could always count on you to get the job done...you were great and I Thank You for your service and for all that you did for HQ 2-12 CAV. Take care my friend."
SGM Rey Canales of Fort Hood, Texas

"chris this is mitch i have drank alot
but i want to say that you have really made my life worth living for i love beyond belief my heart is broke but the things you did in life made me know i can do anything i want thats why im followiwing your wish as in going to chicago and trying to live cause thats what i know you wanted to do so i will do that but chris i must do this for myself i love you and i hope understand this is my own thang and i will love you forever"
mitch of indianapolis,in

"Chris its been years and it still hurts to think of you and miss you. Wishing this christmas that we could just talk like we used to. Unfortunately I was on my way to Afghanistan when you were taken from this world. I just wish that I could have at least been at your funeral. I miss you dearly bro. I will never forget you."
Michael Roberts USMC of Havelock, NC

"Re: PFC Christopher E Hudson

Hello,
I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,800 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand-made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Mass.

"I was in c co 2-12 cav back in 04-05 with Chris. I did not know him well but we were all brothers fighting for oujr lives. My Doc Mark Meaney new him well and always spoke highly of him. My heart goes out to your family and friends. Not a day goes by i dont think about iraq. My brothers, the enemy, the kids, abu Guraib, al amiriya, fallujah, tarmiya, al karma, fob dogwood. You are gone but not forgotten. rest in love..

Thunderhorse cold steel blue 1 golf out"
Sgt Caleb Heagerty of Arkansas

"March 9, 2009
To the family of Pfc. Christopher E. Hudson:
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

"Hey, Im your younger brother Sabre. son of Lauren Nasser. im really glad that i found out that i had an even older brother, even though i never met u, ur always in my heart. I saw ur golden dog tag today. i miss u so much brother!!! im even crying now with mom, well, c u in heaven PFC Brother!!!"
Sabre Nasser of Daytona Beach FL

"Just dropped by because it's my birthday. Finally 18. wish you were here to celebrate it with me. I miss you so much brother. Dad misses you so much. I love you Chris."
Michael Rhodes of Indanapolis,Indiana

"Yo hey whats up its mitch again,Just wanted to get on this site and say that I still miss yo beyond words! Im sitting here with the shirt of you on and it is mem. day and I must get on here and say that I love ya little buddy!

love always mitch"
mitch hollcraft of indianapolis,IN.

"Chris, you were an amazing person. You are dearly missed."
Drury of Alexandria, VA

"Chris,
You are still in my thoughts often. I can't believe its been 4 years today. It doesn't seem like its been that long. You are greatly missed."
Sheila of Florida

"Chris,
You are still in my thoughts often. I can't believe its been 4 years today. It doesn't seem like its been that long. You are greatly missed. I made this scrapbook page for you. I am not sure if it will show up or not but "
Sheila of Florida

"Hi, did not realize this site existed. I was Chistopher's first squad leader when he was fresh into the ARMY. I heard of the loss to all his loved ones and hope everyone has learned to live with the spirit and for his children to be well. Many memories; just can't think of the words to interpret. SGT M

fm0606v@yahoo.com"
Francisco of San DIego, CA

"Dear son We miss you more with each passing day.Your birthdays were always such happy times.We stillcelebrate your life as an amazing Son,father,husband,brother and American hero. Allof our love today and always."
Mom@Dad of Indianapolis

"i found out 3 years after you past that i had an older bother, you. i am over powerdly angry that that even tho i`ve seen you before and still seen afew pics of us when real young...there was always a missing feeling growing up...this feeling of having my blood brother passing without knowing you hits deep with confused hard cold pain. I wish I had the chance to know you. rest in peace brother."
Michael Joseph Nasser of daytona beach fl

"you taught me so many things that you i will never forget, you taught me to keep my chin up and even though your my uncle (adopted my grandma and grandpa hudson(raymond, sally)and biological cousin. i don't think of you as an uncle, or a cousin. i consider you a brother, you were so close to my heart. you non-replaceable, and no one could ever be so close to me than you, you inspired me to do so many things. i sit here and think of you and i don't cry about alot of things but when i think of you i can't help it. you were a friend to anybody you met. there are people that you can know for just a day and they're already a friend. sometimes i just watch your funeral video that shows pictures of you and memories.i catch myself sayin "WHO'S GOIN' CHICKEN HUNTIN" but theres nobody there to say "WE'S GOIN' CHICKEN HUNTIN" anymore but sometimes i hear your voice in my head. YOU ARE SPECIAL. YOU ARE GREAT. YOU ARE BRAVE. YOU ARE DEAR. YOU ARE NINJA. YOU ARE A JUGGALO. YOU ARE A CLOWN. YOU ARE SOLDIER. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, you are chris"
the one and william (billy) rhodes

"WADDUP NINJA
I really miss u bro. I will be so nice when we all meet up again and i seee those crooked eyebrows again. there is so much about u that the world and I will never know about you it will be such a joyful time when we get reunited.
I want to thank all of you people that met Chris just onetime that will remember him the rest of their lives. Thankyou all for your support letters notes and prayers his love u all."
Big Bro Eric Rhodes

"This prayer was put in the memorial section memorilizing the three year anniversary of our son Christopher.Just thought this prayer might be said daily to watch over our loved one's in the military.


Hudson


March 21, 2007


In Memory of PFC Christopher E.Hudson Second Squadron 12th Armored Calvary Regiment KIA March 21, 2004 Our beloved son gave his life for his country and freedom three years ago today. Please remember all of our other children fighting this war today with prayer. Dear God, Wilt Thou bless our children today? Wilt Thou give them strength and courage, clear vision, strength of heart for this day? Thou knowest each one by name. Wilt Thou safeguard their lives and in Thine own good time bring them home to us again? Hasten the day, O Lord, when war shall cease and peace shall again cover the earth. Wilt Thou comfort and cheer, each one, who may be discouraged or lonely? And, Heavenly Father, there may be some of our dearest who may this day make the supreme sacrifice of love and devotion for their country. Cheer such ones with Thy presence and receive them into Thy everlasting Kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen All of our love, Mom and Dad"
Ray & Sally of Indpls, IN

"The aching is still so strong to this day realizing that you won't be back in our arms. We miss you terribly."
Mamamoy of Indy

"Chris was such a great friend. I remember he and i just going on drives to the store in the middle of the night just to hang out and bs. everytime we would drive anywhere more then likely we would listen to some ICP, Bob Marley, or Bone thugs. Come to think of it i think Chris was the only man I have met who knows all the words to almost every bone thugs song. I can truely say I miss him everyday. He was such a kind and forgiving man who will always have a place in my heart.
RIDE OR DIE
and RIP my brother"
a friend

"Michelle, My name is Lauren Nasser (Brandy). I am sincerly sorry for the loss of your husband. I would dearly love to hear from you and the children. All my love, Lauren

laurennasser@gmail.com, 386-846-1739, 915 Essex rd Daytona Beach,Fl. 32117"
Lauren Nasser of Daytona Beach, FL

"Michelle,

I hope that you and the kids are doing fine. You are all in my prayers. I hope to continue to see you and your kids every Memorial Day on the Noblesville Square. Say hello to your dad for me and as always, if you ever need help please contact me. Mark Snair, 1st Cav vet. Noblesville American Legion."
Mark Snair of Noblesville, IN, USA

"i,m one of my uncle chris's clostest newphews,i thank you all for your support and comfort i know its been a few years now but im still getting teary eyed reading all of ur letters, and thanks brandon s. rhodes"
brandon rhodes of ripley, west virginia

"CHRIS,
EVERY SECOUND,MINUTE AND HOUR OF EVERY DAY SINCE I SAW YOU TAKE YOUR LAST BREATH YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WITH ME IN MY MEMORY AND IN SPIRIT. I NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO TELL YOU HOW GREAT OF A FRIEND AND BROTHER YOU ARE. NO MATTER HOW MUCH TROUBLE WE WERE IN YOU ALWAYS MADE THE BEST OF WHAT EVER OUR NCO'S GAVE US. CHRIS YOU ARE THE KING OF ONE LINE JOKES AND COULD MAKE ANYONES DAY BRIGHTER AND MORE FULL OF JOY. THERE IS NO GREATER HERO THEN YOU CHRIS AND IM SURE THAT ANY PERSON THAT HAS MET YOU WILL AGREE WITH ME. I WISH YOUR KIDS AND FAMILY THE BEST AND I PRAY FOR THEM ALL. I HOPE EVERY THING YOU SAID BEFORE YOU LEFT IS TRUE CHRIS AND THAT MEANS ME AND DUSTIN WILL MEET YOU ONE DAY SOONER OR LATER SO DONT BE LATE.

IF FAMILY, FRIENDS OR ANYONE HAS A QUESTION ABOUT CHRIS OR WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ANYTHING THAT I MIGHT BE ABLE TO ANSWER YOU CAN WRITE ME AT
NATE CUTLER
46097 VIA LA COLORADA DR.
TEMECULA CA, 92592"
NATHON CUTLER of TEMECULA,CA / US

"I linked to this site by mistake but am so glad that I did. It profoundly moved me to read what people have written about Christopher Hudson - his life and service to our country. Please know that there are millions of us in this country who appreciate the sacrifice men like Christopher have made and the sacrifice their loved ones are making everyday.

I can only offer my sincere thanks and prayers for you and your family. I pray you find great comfort in knowing that there is a God that loves you, and according to the Bible, will be a friend, provider and father to the fatherless when we draw near to Him.

I do not take for granted the freedom that men like Christopher have given us and have helped to sustain. I pray God will give you great comfort in knowing Christopher's sacrifice was not in vain and I will forever be grateful."
Marc Trueb of Oregon City, Oregon

"TO MY BROTHER IN LAW CHRIS:
THERE'S NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU. YOUR KIDS VERONIKA AND GAVIN ARE GETTIN SO BIG. THEY ARE A SPITTING IMAGE OF YOU. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOUR NOT HERE. I APPRECIATE YOU LOVING MY SISTER MICHELLE THE WAY YOU DID. YOU WERE A GREAT HUSBAND AND FATHER. I MISS YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU FOR GIVING YOUR LIFE TO OUR COUNTRY. YOU REMAIN IN MY HEART TODAY AND FOREVER. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FUN TIMES WE HAD.
ANYONE THAT KNEW CHRIS KNEW HE HAD A BIG HEART. HE ALWAYS MADE YOU LAUGH. HE PUT HIS FAMILY FIRST. HIS LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY WAS SO BIG THAT HE JOINED THE US ARMY SO THAT HIS DAUGHTER COULD GET TUBES PUT IN HER EARS. HE WAS MORE THAN A BROTHER IN LAW. HE WILL FOREVER REMAIN IN MY HEART AS MY BROTHER. WE ALL MISS YOU CHRIS. I WOULD DO ANYTHING TO HAVE YOU BACK IN MY SISTERS AND YOUR CHILDREN'S LIFE. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. YOUR MEMORY WILL ALWAYS REMAIN ALIVE. YOUR KIDS WILL KNOW WHAT A GREAT DADDY YOU WERE. I LOVE AND MISS YOU!"
LOVE ALWAYS, KATY (KATHRYN MILLER) of Avon,IN

"CHIRS,

I'LL NEVER FORGET THE VACTION WE WENT ON ONE WEEK BEFORE I WENT TO PRISON. AND I NEVER THOUGHT THAT THEN WAS GOING TO BE THE LAST TIME WE WOULD HANGOUT. THE DAY BEFORE U DIED U CALLED FROM IRAQ I WASNT THERE SO U LEFT A MESSAGE AND STILL TO THIS DAY THAT IS ON MY VOICEMAIL. ITS JUST SO HARD FOR ME TO DEAL WITH YOUR PASSING,EVERYDAY I DRIVE IN MY TRUCK AND FINE MYSELF ROLE PLAYING THE PAIN THAT MY LOVE ONES WOULD HAVE IF I DIED. EVERYDAY I DRIVE BY YOUR FINAL RESTING PLACE AND TAKE OFF MY HAT JUST LIKE BOTH DID WHEN WE DROVE PASS ANY GRAVEYARD FOR RESPECT AND I REALLY DO MISS U SO MUCH BUT I NEVER DO ANYTHING CAUSE I DONT HAVE THE HEART TO. BECAUSE THE MEMIORES OF ALL THAT U WERE AND THINGS U WANTED TO BE WOULD BE LOST.SO JUST REMEMBER THAT I WILL SAY YOUR NAME OUTLOUD AS THE YEARS GO BY CAUSE IN MY HEART YOU NEVER DIED YOU WILL FOREVER BE ALIVE.


LOVE YA,


YOUR BESTFRIEND MITCH HOLLCRAFT"
MITCH HOLLCRAFT of INDIANAPOLIS IN.US*INA

"My brother, Mark Meaney, knew Chris from Ft. Hood and says he was a really great guy. Thank you, Chris, for your service to our great nation and Michelle, please know that the thoughts, prayers and hearts of my entire family (all 15 of us) are with you and your children."
Matt Meaney of Louisville, Kentucky

"To the family of Christopher E. Hudson, I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have 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 talk to or someone to pray with you please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770-787-1015 Your friend in Christ Jesus"
Polly Ballew of Covington Ga. U S A

"Chris Hudson was a good friend of mine whom I miss dearly. He had stopped by his friends houses before he was going to return to duty and sadly when he came by my house I was not there to see him. I was very dissapointed. I wanted him to know how much we would all be praying for him and and for his safe return. When I found out of his passing, I was shocked to say the least. It made the fact that I was unable to tell him goodbye that much harder. Chris died for his country and I will always remeber him as a great friend and a true american hero.

Always my friend and never forgotten,
Amy"
Amy (Wilson) Weaver of Indianapolis

"Chris and I were childhood sweethearts, I met him when I was three years old, and had kept in contact with him until he was about to have his first child. I never knew something like this would happen. I cried forever when I found out about his passing on the news. I miss him so much and know that his wife and family were the luckiest people in the world for having such a beautiful soul in their lives. My condolences to Michael, Anthony, Dave, Ray and his wife, and most of all, Christopher's wife and children. I miss you Chris. I love you forever, and I will never forget you. RIP Ninja"
Jennifer Bell of New Palestine

"To Mrs. Chris Hudson and your entire family, thank you for supporting your soldier last year while he served in Iraq. I was the Chaplain who provided last rites for your dear husband. It was an honor. You would have been so proud of the medical staff and doctors who surrounded him at those moments and prayed with me. Please write me and I'll share more with you if you wish. My email is william.c.mccoy@leavenworth.army.mil"
Chaplain (Major) William McCoy of US Army Command & General Staff College, Leavenworth, KS

"My thoughts are with you all,Chris wasn't alone when he passed.He was with friends that loved him.Their are no words for your loss,my thoughts will always be with you and Chris.Thanks ,Kent Dotson"
kent_dotson@comcast.net of Sanger, Ca.

"this is Michelle Hudson, PFC Christopher E. Hudson's wife, I would just like to thank all of you for writing these messages, and for all of your thoughts and prayers during our loss. Chris was a wonderful husband and father, and one of the best soldiers our country could of asked for. He saved lives, served our country and sacrificed his life for us. He will always remain in our hearts and will forever be a hero. Nothing and nobody will ever take his place. We love you Chris, always and forever. Until we meet again...Rest In Peace...xo"
Michelle Hudson of Noblesville, Indiana

"Chris,
I will NEVER EVER forget you. We had so many memories and good times together. You made such an impact on my life. You taught me soo much that I will always remember. Thank you for giving up your life for me and everyone in this country. Thank you for being my friend. Most of all THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY BEST FRIEND THE HAPPIEST WOMAN ALIVE. You will never be forgotten. You will always live thru your two beautiful children.
You are greatly missed. I promise to always watch over them and your wife.
So rest in peace chris. I look forward to seeing you again in heaven some day. Happy New Year.."
Sheila Rominger of Fishers,IN USA

"Chris Hudson made the ultimate sacrifice so that people far away will one day breate free. He did this knowing that there is no way most will understand or will ever be able to thank him. "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his brother."

It says a lot about Chris that he laid down his life for many brothers he would never know. I too am thankful for his sacrifice. My deepest condolences and respect to Chris' grieving family. He will not be forgotten."
Dennis Erwin of Fishers, IN

"As a resident of Westfield, I want to personally pass on my sympathy to the family of Christopher Hudson. I am sad about this loss and thankful to this website for helping me feel closer to the reality of this war, the courage of it's heroes and the sacrifice of their families and neighborhoods."
Tim Gapinski of Westfield, Indiana

"The people of Carmel are honored and humbled by your sacrifice. We are eternally grateful for everything you have done to defend our country. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace."
Rob M. of Carmel, Indiana

"From a former 2/12 Scout ('91-'95)..
Thank you, Christopher for your hard work and sacrifice. You have contributed to the freedom of a people in need. Your heroism has not gone unnoticed.
To your family, may you be stronger than this tragedy, and may you hold dear the principals and dedication that Christopher stood for. As a military family, you know more than most the sacrifices you too have made. Thank you as well."
Steve Schmoll of Columbia City, Indiana/USA

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

"Hudson was one of my best friends at Howe military school in Howe, Indiana.
One particular day he was acting up in class, making us all laugh in slience. Col. Edgecomb (Howe's greatest History teacher) had finally had enough and asked; "Mister Hudson. Would you like to go to the principals ofice?" without hesitation he replied "Not Today, my good man." And Col. Edgecomb himself had to turn toward the window just to hide/supress his smile. I'll always remember Hudson as the guy slightly wiser than the rest of us. On my last day at Howe, Hudson broke ranks (left the formation he was marching in) and asked why I was walking to the parkinglot out of uniform. I explained that I was going home before the school year ended. He said "well, here. Since we arent ever going to see each other again lets switch name tags." I left Howe military school labled Hudson. I know that when he got back to his barracks he put his real nametag back on because we were all issued two nametags. But the part that hurts is that somewhere in Indiana a widow is sifting through her fallen husband's belongings wondering what the nametag "Nilsen" means. I'd really like to tell her what a catastrophic loss Chris' death is to me, and many more people Hudson knew, that she might never meet."
Ed Nilsen

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

"God Bless. You are a true Hero. Thank You!"
Becky Hepting of Ft. Hood ,Texas

"REST IN PEACE BRAVE WARRIOR
May God Bless your family and friends"
The Taylors USMC of NC

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering all your family and loved ones
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 "

"Thank you Christopher Hudson, 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 Pfc. Christopher Hudson:
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 Pfc. Christopher Hudson:
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