Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Christopher A. Sisson

20, of North Riverside, Illinois.
Sisson was in a UH-60 helicopter participating in an air assault mission. He died of injuries sustained when the helicopter flipped and crashed on take off. Sisson was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on September 2, 2003.

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"To the parents of Chris Sisson,

I grew up next door to your family in Berwyn, Illinois. Chris and I went to school together at Custer elementary school. I still remember playing games as kids all around the neighborhood together. He was a good friend. I am sorry for your loss. I just wanted to let you know that even now as an adult I look back at my childhood with happiness and Chris is one of the reasons why.
The last time I saw him I was still a kid. So with that I want to say thank you for raising such a good kid. He was a positive influence on me. I am thankful that he served our country. My prayers go out to you and your family. I wish the best for you all.

Sincerely,

Christopher Vasquez"
Christopher Vasquez of Dallas, Texas

"Christopher,
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.

Airborne All The Way!"

"I wish I could say that Chris and I were friends all through high school, but we didn't really hit it off until his last year at RB although we were band-mates the whole time.  I was truly privileged to call him my friend from then on.  I'll never forget the last time I spoke with Chris.  It was the day he told me he joined the service and would be going to Iraq.  I was so scared that he would get hurt and we had a long conversation during which he explained that he knew the risks but after 9/11 he couldn't not go.  He was the bravest, most self-less person I ever met.  He joined the service knowing full-well the risks.  I'll never forget the promise he made to me that day when he hugged me goodbye:  He promised he'd come back safe and sound.  His sacrifice will never be forgotten and neither will he."
Pamela Petersen (Duda) of IL

"Chris you will never be forgotten...I protected you in the halls of RB....but I couldn't save you in the real world....love u dude.... you were a great kid...gone to quick..."
serafina of camden tn

"i was in basic with chris and we were both in iraq at the same time. i was in 1st bat he was in third. i was so shocked to see someones name i saw every day for 17 weeks. it was a pleasure to serve with him"
Ramiro Castro of mesa, az

"I did not know Christopher but I do share the name Sisson--Thank you Christopher you make me very proud, wish I could of met you, my thoughts and prayers are with your family!!!"
Robert L. Sisson of chicago, il-U.S.A.

"I received a hero bracelet. The name on that bracelet was PFC Christopher A Sission. I got this bracelet over 5 years ago. I wore it for 4 before it broke. When others would ask me why I would wear this bracelet I replied, "for the heroes." It recently occurred to look him up and find out who he was. I found this. When I read about him and what his friends had to say, I cried. I only wish the best for your family. I am proud to have received the bracelet of such an honorable man. I just wanted to share that he is a hero to me. I only wish I could have known him."
Jamie Dencklau of Minneapolis, MN

"Chris,
You will never be forgotten, you are in our hearts always. With love..."
Kim, Kurt, & Kurty of Illinois

"Brotha its been 6 yrs and its still hard. Today is Veterans Day and it makes us remember you even more. Just want you to know we will never forget you, the good times we had, and everything we've been through."
Marks of Wahiawa, Hawaii

"I am so sorry to hear this and my deepest sympathys to your family... Please be well...I noticed the name since I have the same last name...My email is sunshinesmilesblonde@hotmail.com"
Debra A.Sisson of Columbus .Ohio 43215

"On this, yet another Memorial Day, without Chris around, I stop and think back. Chris showed up to C Co and was put in my room as a fellow squad member. I remember him driving me crazy with the guitar playing and the late night phone calls(he was never "quiet"). I cherished our times as roommates and fellow warriors both at Bragg and in Iraq. That night changed my life forever, as I'm sure it did for many people. I feel blessed for having known Chris, and honored for having served with him. God Bless his family and all that mourn his departure. Airborne! All the Way!"
SSG Robert Eaton of A Co 2-504 PIR Fort Bragg, NC

"Sisson it bout killed me the day we laid you to rest! the looks on your familys and the guys in the plt. still make me cry to this day!!! "PFC Sisson, your memory will live on forever in Charlie Company. You are missed, and we all look forward to the day we will see you again."


337-378-7368
337-238-8820"
SSG. Paulk, Michael Cco. 3/325 2nd plt 2nd sqd. of pineville louisiana

"I am part of a project titled The American Soldier Memorial Project. The mission of this group is to show support to the fallen service men and women of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by giving a cross-stitched memorial to their family. These memorials are hand-stitched by volunteer members of this group and are provided at no charge to the families. We would be pleased to provide a memorial to the family of Pfc. Christopher A Sisson, but do not have a current address of his family or next of kin. If you see this message and can provide us with an address, please email either me (Sue) at suzyr@tbcnet.com or Pam at pmlaea@hotmail.com. Thank you"
Sue Rozycki of Sycamore IL USA

"Dear Chris, "Drummer Boy"

"HERO" is such a small word for such a brave act... to follow your belief, and that you are Chris Sisson, A true hero! I'm proud to share time with you.

Always my third son of many,from always your second Momma.I miss you dear one. Your smile, silliness and happy go lucky tenderness are with me always. My life is richer because of you and all you are. You never hesitated to come sit with me in the bleachers at the RB games. You made me feel welcome and comfortable, You took the time to find out who I was and what I was about. Our connection was music and art at RB. My sons Kyle and Corey, and their mutual friends are always with you. The warnings, tears and laughs along the way made you think, but your determination and beliefs were so strong. You deployed
and along with you went fractions of each of us who loved you so dearly. We are better for having you inter-twined in our lives like the frost lacing upon a window pane. We were a family of sorts, a motley crew, a family that loved each other in their own special way. In the back of our minds we had "Each others backs" so to speak. Yes, that quality made the special kind of soldier Chris became. Chris, you are someone I can never let go... you make my heart beat stronger and with each beat I hear you and Neil's drums and I see the smiles on every ones faces... it warms my heart and fills me with a beauty only you can give. You both had standing ovations playing your drums. There is now, and will be through eternity, a standing ovation for all you have done. My love will be with you and your family always.

Love always,
Momma Alice"
Alice Miller of Brookfield, IL USA

"August 22, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Christopher A. Sisson:
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

"To Chris and his family and friends, I knew Chris briefly while I served in D co. 3/325. He was a good dude. I was saddened to hear of his death while I was on guard duty over there....but the one thing i always remember is the time Chris kept us from getting our asses kicked by the SAS guys at the pool...Whereever you are man, thanks again and I owe you a beer"
Woody of Lancaster, PA

"Chris,
Not many nights or days go by without having thoughts or dreams about what occurred in September 2003. I just want you to know that I did everything possible to keep you alive. If anyone knows how to contact Chris's family or Gavin Neighbor's family please let me know I would love to speak with them just to let them know that everything possible was done to keep them alive. 678-548-6128 or 678-656-7150 wes9982@hotmail.com"
"Doc" Cobb of Atlanta, GA

"This is long overdue. My name is SSG James Reynolds and went to basic training with Chris(D co. 1-19). It was long ago and i dont remember much from back then. But what i do remember about Chris is that he always had a positive attitude about everything. You could look at him at anytime and see a smile on his face. Chris never failed to lend a helping hand. I know this is long overdue but i just wanted Chris's family to know that his sacrfice will never go unthanked and he will never be forgotten."
SSG Reynolds of Camp Taji, Iraq

"I didn't know you, but I cried at your memorial service. Rest in peace brother."
3rd Plt D Co. 3/325 of Atlanta, Ga

"It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trail.

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.

A poem I recieved while I was in C. Co. 3-325. Sisson I did not know you all that well but that doesnt mean anything. C. Co. was all family we are all brothers and that will never change. Not a day goes by that we do not think about you and you are missed so much. We know you are looking down on us smiling as you always did. We are forever greatful to have had you in our lives."
Rob Jackson 2nd platoon of Montana kartoon82nd@yahoo.com

"Chris,
I just want you to know that there isnt a day that goes by when I dont think of you and I want you to know that you touched the lives of all who knew you and I look forward to seeing you again on the other side."
SGT Mike Organ of Ft Lewis, WA (former long time member of Cco)

"To the family of:Christopher A. Sisson 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"

"Sisson,

Memories are the most bitter sweet thing, because all I think about is how much fun we did have and all the talks that we had while playing spades. The only hard part is not having you here now. I have never forgotten you and never will. I still wear a braclet with your name on it to never forget you. To the parents of Sisson. I can not beging to tell you the friend he was to me. I will always consider him my brother and to know that he is my hero."
Eric Thompson of St. Louis, MO

"All of the minor conversations we had while smoking will forever be remembered in my mind. You were a great person with a kind heart and a sense of patriotism that made me proud to be associated with you. You will be missed and forever remembered. Rest in peace brother."
SSG Carpenter of 173rd ABN BDE (former FO for C co 3-325)

"Chris we will all miss you so much. You always made me laugh. Thank you so much for what you have done. One word will always remind me of you...spanking! I know you are laughing at that right now. To Bill and everyone else, I am so sorry."
Christine of Brookfield, IL

"My name is Cameron Schilling and I have started “Portrait of a Soldier” which donates a portrait sketch of every Illinois soldier who has fallen in Iraq or Afghanistan. All 122 sketches will be on display for a Memorial Day Presentation in Chicago, Illinois on May 26-31 at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. After the ceremony the sketches will be given to the immediate families of the Illinois soldiers. I would invite any friends or family members to come and honor these men and women from Illinois who have given their lives to our country. For more information please contact OperationHomeFront.org at 866-417-8889 which is an organization headed by the Lt. Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois who is in charge of the Memorial Day Presentation. Thank You.

Please check out www.portraitofasoldier.org
To contact Cameron email cameronschilling84@hotmail.com
To contact Operation Home Front call 866-417-8889"
Cameron Schilling of Charleston, Illinois

"To the Family of Christopher Sisson,
Though a great deal of time has gone by since your son passed, he is not forgotten.
My son Stephen served with Chris as a member of the 3/325.
You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.
I received a picture of Stephen from Afghanastan the other day. On his arm he still wears a heroes bracelet with Chris' name on it."
Linda Maylath of Clifton Park, NY

"Godspeed Christopher. Thank you for giving what others are too cowardly to do themselves. You are not forgotten."
Kathleen Sisson of Steilacoom, WA

"I was on the blackhawk that day with Sisson, he was so happy it was his first trip, he wanted to be put into the "hellhole" so he could see everything, he died that day but will stay in my mind everyday, I didn't know him very well, but the time that we spent together I do know I wish I could have known him better. all I know is everyone at C co misses him"
Sgt Archibald

"My name is Cameron Schilling. I am a college student from central Illinois. I am the first generation of my family not to serve his country. I am extremely grateful for the sacrifice you and your loved one has given for the United States. I am disappointed by the way the news media has covered this war and the deaths of our youth. The media has stopped listing the names of the soldiers killed in Iraq and people only talk about the soldiers when we reach a specific milestone in deaths. If you just started watching the news today you would not even know there is a war going on. Partisan politics have replaced coverage of our young generation who have traveled to a foreign land in the name of the United States. Whether you believe the war in Iraq is wrong, right, justified or not everyone should pay even just a little more attention to what these young men and women are sacrificing. This is what I would like to do. I want to do my part in honoring these soldiers and their memories. Along with being a college student I am also a budding artist. I draw pencil portraits of local people in my community. I want to offer a pencil portrait sketch to the immediate family of every Illinois soldier killed in Iraq. Please contact me at cameronschilling84@hotmail.com."
Cameron of illinois

"I didnt know you to well but i pray for you often .It hurts me terabley every time another brother in arms falls. I regret not getting to know you better.I was in your co. at the time and onley knew yoe by name and face not socialey. Rest In Peace "HERO""
Bradley Brown of Everett Washington

"It's been just over two years now. I can still remember our last conversation. You were a great guy, and friend. I'm sorry for not being there like I should have been, man. I hope you understand. All of us from basic will never forget you, especially those of us that ended up in 3/325 together. See you again some day."
SGT Al Simons of Waldorf, MD

"To the Family of PFC Christopher Sisson:

My friends and I have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq which includes, as of 7/12/05, 112 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put Chris' name on one of them.
We have called our display "Arlington Midwest" and it is located in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email me at ArlingtonMidwest@yahoo.com.

We invite you to visit Arlington Midwest. I can send you directions and some pictures by email.

“As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us. As long as I can I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us.” -- Sascha"
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

"Hey buddy, I know that you are looking down on your bro's in Charlie co. We will never forget you! your willingness to do your job, To help your buddy's and to complete the mission will forever be a motivation to me. We think about you every day here in C co. I will never forget sitting out with you smokin a cig talking about life. It was my pleasure to be able to know you...."
Sgt. Arnold, Joshua of Ft. Bragg, NC

"chris,
i was making a scrapbook recently of the boxes of pictures and memories that i hadn't looked at since high school. as i got to the bottom of the box, i found pictures of you and me and danielle and other people and i started to cry. i regret the fact that we weren't closer but i cherish the memories that we have. thank you for being such a wonderful, honest, strong person. we love you still, and we will meet again one day."
l.v. of illinois

"Sisson,

The fisters who served with you during OIF will never forget you. If not for the action of you and your comrades in arms, I know I wouldn't be here today."
Cunningham, Charles, C93r of Camp Taji, Iraq, 2 Detachment 3rd signal company

"To the family of Christopher Sisson:
I know it has been a long time since I contacted you, or seen you. We had deployed again to fight the same enemy your son and I fought once at the begginning of the war. Rest assure your son is still remembered and always will be. Soldiers like Chris dont die, they fade away never to be forgotten. All my young soldiers know about PFC Sison and what he did for all of us. Your son is an example for all the young soldiers I am responsible for training and keeping alive. Mr Sisson, I still remember the last thing you said to me when I left your house in Chicago..." take care of your guys" well Sir I am trying, thanks for giving us your son. PFC Sisson will always be a part of me and it will always be painful to rememeber the day he left us. Soldiers are not replaceable, just ask their families and friends. I miss Chris, and always will. God Bless you. Rest assure your son did not die in vain..we will win this war."
SFC Alexander, Aguilastratt of FT Bragg, NC

"I was always next to Chris from grade school through high school. Our lockers were next to eachother and I sat in front of him in homeroom. I remeber our trip to Austrailia and his long kick that I caught during a game of footie that hurt my hand for days. His heart was as strong as they can be. Thank you for being next to me for so long."
Beverly Sidlo of North Riverside Il (currently in Ashland WI for college)

"Chris, God bless you! You're a great soldier and a great man, I know you're watching down on us from heaven."
SSG Bieber of Ft lewis, wa

"Just want Chris's family that I am proud to wear a heroes bracelet with Chris name. It is my small way of thanking Chris and every trooper who have sacrificed and are sacrificing for our freedom."
Roy P. Shelton of Fort Worth, TX

"Chris, you're my boy and I'm sorry for everything, know that I would have done anything for you. You are a killer and I'll always love you."
SSG OZ of Albuquerque, NM

"Chris was one of the first friends I made in high school, and the person that took me to my first high school dance. I won't ever forget that. He was always making me laugh. I remember him as the type of person who was there for ANYBODY.
His family is always in prayers.
you raised an outstanding person!
Ciffer you definatly left an impact on this world and on my life, I'm so lucky to have once had a friend like you."
Dani of illinois

"chris you were a great friend to me in basic. i will never forget you. you were one of the guys that stood up for me when i had my stress fracture in my phemer and for that i will never for get you. well i made it though airborne school cuz i hoped that we would meet up at bragg to hang out. i guess that will never happen. i heard about what happened. a week befor i got dischared for injury reason. i was in delta 2 504. i heard the news from perkins. why did god have to take such a great friend and person. i will always remeber you."
Paul James Schneider of Sheboygan, Wisconsin

"Chris,
It has been just over one year since I heard that horrible news, one night on the radio. Whether you were honking at oncoming traffic or singing Tenacious D, you were fun to be around. And you were the best drummer I have ever had the pleasure playing with... the beats brought life to our band. I have no words to describe how saddened I am that we will no longer jam at the coffee house on Wednesdays, or at band practice. You are a hero, you will be missed, and most importantly you will never be forgotten. I pray for you and your family, as I know how much they miss you. God bless you Chris, we shall meet again."
Paolo Raimondi of Berwyn, IL.,U.S.A.

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..9/2/04

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"This old paratrooper will never forget the brotherhood of the greatest division in the world. Although I never ran across Sisson, my heart hurts for my brother. May you rest in peace."
Anthony of Denver, CO

"chris i really didnt get a chance to know you that well but the time i did i will never forget and i will always remember what a great persone you are and always have been
you will be missed"
mike elliott of plainfield IL -brookfield IL

"Chris,
Wherever you are, I know you are making someone happy. I remember when we were both young, playing drums in the band at Komarek, when we were in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Always trying to outdo each other, when in reality you were a teacher to me. I had the privalege of playing on the same field as you in Australia, on the first ever team of Americans to play Footy in "The Land Down Under". I bet the Australians were scared, that you towered over them like a giant! :) And in High school, Marching in parades, football games, and any opportunity we had together to bang on the drums with all the musical intensity our hearts had. I remember the day you came in your uniform, and said to me that you were probably going to go to Iraq. I thought to myself, "Nah...he won't go, why would they take Chris, he is my friend, it's a one in a million chance." When I found out you went though, I knew that there was no one stronger mentally, physically, and in the heart than you were, and that you were already a hero when you shipped out. You were my mentor at times, my bodyguard at others, and most of all my friend. The saying, "You don't know how much you miss a person until they are gone." is really true. Ever since the day I heard you left this earth, I have prayed that your family is ok, that Fallon, your sister, who I have known my whole life is doing ok, and that you, most of all, are making someone laugh, or playing them one of those crazy beats you always came up with on the drums. I had your newspaper cut-outs in my dorm room, to show everyone what a true hero you were. I know it doesn't sound like much, but it was all I could do at the time. My first short film in college that I made was dedicated to you. Because my first year of college, was affected by your death. I know you will always watch over me, and tell me in my dreams, "If anyone messes with you Neal, I will take care of them" Like you used to, when we were in band. :) And I know you know how I feel about not being able to come to your wake, because of college. I wish I could have, and would give anything to be able to come back and pay my last respects. But Chris, you will always be in my heart, a true American, Hero, and Friend. And I can't wait for the day when up in the great white sky you will tell me once again, "Hey Neal, Check out this beat, you can't come up with anything better!". And I will laugh and like always, challenge you and lose. Take care Chris, you are and always will be in my heart, mind, and soul. Thank you. Godspeed......"
Neal Fischer of North Riverside, IL

"Chris, I just want to let you know I miss you, everyone does! you were the most careing person I've ever met. I can't believe I'm sitting here writting in the past tence about a person who was always so full of life. I'll always remember you as the sweet guy that sang Tenious D to me, I'll always remember the beatiful person you were, you are loved and missed by many, and I know I'll see you again someday. Oh and about the "fat pants" you were right the first day we met... it was just a faze! And to chris's family.. I only met you a few times, but I know you were great people to have raised such a wonderful person, my heart goes out to you..."
Magen of Brookfield IL

"Chris I want you to know that in my heart you will never be forgotten...all the memories we made you never judged anyone, and always treated everyone with the utmost respect. you were a great friend and you left a mark on all of us and everyone you met. thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice, i promise you i will NEVER forget you. rest in peace my friend, you did great kid, you did great."
Andy of Woodridge, IL

"PFC Sisson, your memory will live on forever in Charlie Company. You are missed, and we all look forward to the day we will see you again."
SSG Fulbright of C CO 3-325

"To the Family, Friends and Fellow Soldiers who served with Chris Sisson. I do not know him, nor did I ever serve with him. I live in a Small Massachusetts Town, where our Legion Division has gone to every roadway pole in our town, and hung individual names of all soldiers who have given the ulimate sacrifice for our Country.

Chris Sisson's name with an American Flag, stands proudly on display in front of my home this weekend! I cannot comprehend the pain his family must feel with his loss but wanted to pass on that we are very proud as Americans to now know, more about him in our small town here. God Bless the Sisson Family and all who have given the ultimate sacrifice, for the freedom that we all live in the USA and abroad.

With Thoughts and Prayers,
Tom Gorman
Holliston.Massachusetts"
Thomas Gorman of Holliston,Mass

"Platoon Staff Sergeant Alexander Aguilastratt was quoted as follows by embedded reporter Kevin Sites in his online blog journal:

"One of the most difficult things I've ever seen," he says to me later, "one of my soldiers, one of my personal friends, who was Christopher Sisson, being killed in a helicopter accident and not being able to do anything."

Private First Class Christopher Sisson, he says, saved his life in the southern city of Samawa during the war. When the platoon came under attack, Sisson moved to a high position with the squad assault weapon and held off Iraqi fighters until the platoon could regroup and counterattack.

After Sisson was killed Aguilastratt wanted to show him proper respect by cleaning the blood from his gear and uniform.

"Nobody else was going to be allowed to touch his gear," Aguilastratt says. " He was an airborne soldier and he was going to be honored by airborne troopers. Nobody else."

http://www.kevinsites.net/2004_01_25_archive.html#107513379259846889"
Craig Wyllie of Toronto, ON

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

"Dear parents of Christopher A. Sisson
My name is PFC Evan Lunt. I went through basic training with Chris. He was one of my true good friends. After 82nd replacement we parted ways, him in the 325th and me currently in the 505th. I wanted to let you know that Chris was a great friend to all of us in Delta Company 1-19th ITB. We all miss him."
PFC Lunt, Evan M of FOB Kalsu, Iraq

"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 "

"Thank you Christopher Sisson, 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

"Chris was a wonderful boyfriend and a caring friend. He truly was an outstanding human being. I know I will miss him.And to his family God bless you, you raised an amazing human being,who will never be forgotten."
of Riverside,il

"As an American citizen, I appreciate the sacrifices of our troops who have defended our land and our freedoms. Most of all, I appreciate our troops who have made the ultimate sacrifice. God bless Pfc. Sisson for doing that, may He help Pfc. Sisson's family and friends get through this tragedy in every way possible."
Nick R. of Brooklyn, NY

"To say Chris was just a wonderful boyfriend and friend is not enough. He was an amazing brother to Bill and Falon; son to his mother,father,stepmother; friend to all; protector of his country and so on. He was a joyous soul that filled our lives with much love and character. I will miss him dearly. I must say I was very lucky to have him as not only an amazing boyfriend at one time...but an outstanding and caring friend as well. My deepest sympathy to his brother, sister, parents, and girlfriend. You all,along with Chris, are in my prayers."
Angela of Marietta, GA

"I extend my sincere condolences to the Sisson family over their loss of their son and brother, Chris. He was one of my favorite students I ever had the pleasure of teaching. I read in the Tribune that one of his army friends said he was always happy and genuine, and that was always Chris. He came to visit me on his leave over Christmas, and I've never been so proud of anyone in my life. I will never forget his smile and his dedication to this country. You raised a wonderful man and hero."
Lesley Newlin of Chicago, IL

"To Chris Sisson's family:
The service Chris gave to this country will not be forgotten. His patriotism and dedication have been an inspiration to us all. You, the family left behind, must always remember no matter how much your hearts hurt,that Chirs died fighting for everything we have today. Like the soldiers fallen before him I say with respect and admiration, Thank You and Goodbye."
Anonymous of Elk Grove Village, IL

"I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Sisson family. I did not know Christopher, but it is my distinct priviledge and honor to proudly serve with his brother William in the 205th MI Battalion. I can only imagine that Christopher was the same caliber of soldier as William is and the U.S. Army could not have suffered a greater loss. You are all in my thoughts."
SPC Sandra Flores of Fort Shafter, Hawaii

"I want to send my condolences to the Sisson family, especially Bill. I just wanted to let you know that Chris will not be forgotten. He was a very good friend. I know this is a hard loss to suffer, but there are people out there suffering with you."
Kelly of Brookfield, IL

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Christopher Sisson:
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 Sisson:
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