Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Christopher M. Taylor


25, of Daphne, Alabama.
Taylor died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his convoy. He was assigned to the 1165th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Fairhope, Alabama. His unit was attached to the 18th Military Police Brigade operating in theater. Died on February 16, 2004.

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"I was at the pier tonight taking pictures of the sunset, I have done this many times over the 10 years I have lived here. But I saw your memory tonight while on my visit. I wanted to thank you so much for your service and sacrifice to our country, God bless you, sir...."
Kelly Allen of Fairhope AL

"Missing you like crazy brother. Until we meet again.Seems just like yesterday"
Mikel of Crystal River Fl

"This message has been a long time in the making and for that I am truly sorry. I have constantly replayed the good and harsh times we spent together while assigned to Task Force Aguan in Honduras and Task Force New Horizons in Belize, Central America. I still have the pictures we took (Myself, Lucas, Phillips and of course YOU)!! You are gone to a better place but I promise you will never be forgotten brother! To the Family of "Big T", YOU will always be in my prayers and if you need anything, I can be reached at jacksonrcj00795@gmail.com. God Bless!!!"
SFC Jackson,Reginald of Alexandria, Louisiana, US

"Big T, still thinking of you on the regular and actually tried looking for your parents. No luck! I had contact with your mom but since that time frame my email was changed and was medically retired from the Army. Parents of Chris my email for the last years is and will be ikea24@gmail.com. I still have those pics of EOD and MP's spending time together."
TC Catrett of Kaneohe, HI USA

"Chris, It's Memorial Day 5/26/2014, and I've been thinking of you on this day. I responded to the IED attack that day so many years ago. I'm sorry that you and your family were called to make that sacrifice. I want you and your family to know that many of us carry the weight of your death with us in this life and are so sad this had to happen. God bless you and your family."
Jon of Columbus, oh

"Hard to believe it's been 10 years T. Praying today for your family, they sure are some fine folks. Wish I could have made it to Kentwood with the other guys of the 1165th but I've moved too far away now. But you will always be in my heart till we meet again in heaven."
Joe Anderson of Trenton, Ohio

"Big T
Hey big brother seems like yesterday we was joken around in the TMC. Miss that big laugh of yours and the larger than life out look you had. Hard to figure its been 9 years. Been back twice and each time i set foot in this part of the world i find myself looking down at my right wrist and remembering. My kids are old enough now to ask why is it i wear this everyday yet they are not old enough to understand, dont think they ever will be. I share your story with everyone who asks and even folks that don't. You touch so many lives and changed even more. Miss you buddy and i think of you often. Your missed by all loved by everyone brother."
SSG Clint Snider of Kuwait

"Big T, man ive thought about you here recently...I remember when I met you in the workout tent at Battalion..you were good at pushing ppl..ill never forget you bro, ive worn the bracelet since the day the few of us in the 269th MP Murfreesboro, TN have received it. your family will always be in my prayers..keep it safe up there"
William Cothron of Lavergne, TN

"Hey T, thinking about you brew, Hooah"

"I just received an "In Memory Bracelet" with Christopher M Taylor's name and info on it. I "googled" him so I could see who I would be remembering every day and to let others know about him when I am asked about the bracelet. How proud the family,loved ones and friends of Christopher must be. This post is to let you know He will NOT BE FORGOTTEN !!!! Thank You Christopher M Taylor"
Sandra Miller of Mobile Alabama

"Chris.......man, tonight has been extremely tough for me for some reason. I miss you brother! Can't believe it has been this long!! We will meet again and I can't wait for it! I love you brother!"
SFC Christopher Phillips of Pineville, Louisiana

"I think about you everyday when i put your braclet on and have since the day i got. My thoughts are with you and your family - You are not forgotten"
Brandie-Lyn Bishop of Bay Minette, Al

"Our lord bless you Cristhofer Taylor
an example of courage!"
Vilmar taylor bitttencourt of Paraibuna/ São paulo/ Brazil

"I am the mother of another fallen soldier SPC Nichole M Frye she was KIA 02/16/04. Your son was on the same plane coming home as our daughter Nichole. I was told about Christopher by Airman Ernie Poulin. He was with our children when they were on their final trip home. God Bless You Christopher and your family."
Lisa Frye of 7806 Hogsback Rd Oconto, WI 54153

"BIG T, Hey brother! Just wanted to say that you were on my mind a lot today. Cant wait to see you again my friend!! I am over here in Afghanistan helping hold everything down over here!! You will never be forgotten. I love you brother!!"
Christopher D. Phillips of Afghanistan

"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"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"BIG T its fendley. man we miss you and will always remember you BREW. one day we will all be together again. love you and miss you man"
wesley of gulf shores

"Hey "T". We only met a couple times working out in the big gym they built for us in Baghdad. I was with the 2175th MP CO "Sidewinders" platoon. Just wanted to say hey. I know you're missed. God Bless You."
Mike Petty of Park Hills, MO

"February 28, 2009
To the family of Spc. Christopher M. Taylor:
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

"Big T
Hey Big Man I just wanted to stop off and say hey!! Been thing about you and reading some of the stuff everyone has said about you. I must say they are hitting the nail on the head, bro you were and are larger than life. I only knew you for a short time, but as a fallen brother i will miss and think of you always."
Clint Snider of Willar Mo.

""t" its been five years and you remain fresh in our memories especially today,GOD BLESS YOU."
chris tomlin of nashville, tn /usa

"BIG "T"

I was just looking through a bunch of my pictures from when we were in Honduras and Belize. I ran across a few of them with you in them and couldnt help remember what a blast we had down there. Man those were some good times. I never really saw you or got to talk to you too much after I left the Engineers and went to teach at the NCO Academy. Really wish things would have been different. Its crazy the things we take for granted sometimes. I talked to Jackson and Lucas a while back. They are both heading to Iraq, well should be there now. They went with the same unit. I believe it is the 2228th MPs out of Beauregard. Just wanted to tell you that we all miss you and you will never be fogotten. Happy Late Birthday!! Love you Brother......."
SSG Christopher Phillips of Alexandria, Louisiana

"Hey T, Joe and Mark here. We are thinking of you today as always and want you to know that we are about to have our first 1165th reunion. We know you will be there in spirit. We are praying for a time of peace and healing amongst the guys. We know you would lead the way if you were still here. You always encouraged us to get along and had little patience for self pity or bickering. "You sure know how to get along with folks". We think of you saying those words often. We pray that God will grant us help in finding peace. I know the way you lived was an example to us all to get along and to accept people and situations as they are for what they are. We know you wouldn't want us to blame people for your death. You were not that way. You seemed to have a deep faith and hope for an after life. We believe you are at peace now and we cherish our time together with you. Help us to let go of the negative feelings toward the people we tend to blame. We all had tough jobs including our command. Help us to allow peace and healing during this reunion. Since your there, ask God to help us realize that everyone just did the best they could with what they had."
Mark Davis and Joe Anderson of Mobile, Al

""T" , today we remember, my daughter put your picture out and told her friends about you, you will never be forgotten."
chris tomlin of springhill tn/

"Christopher,
Thinking of you on this day as it would have been your 29th birthday. You are so greatly missed,but are not very forgotten. 11/3/2007
God Bless
Aunt Gwen"
gwen taylor lambert of Tampa,Fla

"You've been on my mind a lot lately. What I wouldn't do to be able to talk to you right now. You were always such a great listener! I miss you so much! I will love you always and forever"
Becky of Daphne, AL

"Chris,

I saw granny and grandpa yesterday. I was looking at some old pictures of us, and starting missing you"
Teresa S. Johnson of Lakeland, FL

"Hey T, I'll always remember your face. You are my hero brew. I'll always be thankful for the light hearted moments you brought us in Iraq and I'll always remember your serious and often funny discourses that tore me up. God bless your family that raised such an outstanding young man."
Joe Anderson of Mobile, Alabama

"Talor, you dont know me, but I was with you at Camp Falcon in Iraq, we were assigned to the same Brigade, the day that you were K.I.A my team was dispatched for Q.R.F. I was with the 269th MPCO. I was a gunner then and we pulled up to the site of the explosion. I cant tell you how mad I was to see one of our own had fallen. Anyway,..I just felt that I should say a little something to you, not sure what good it will do, but i plan on stopping by from time to time and dropping you line to let you know that you are not forgotten, no mater what kind of vial crap those suits in D.C spit out, men like us do our job some that our fellow American can sleep.

"Lex et Ordo""
Bill Martin of Hendersonville,tn

"5/28/07
Chris,
Just wanted to drop you a line today. Thinking of you today this Memorial Day. Thank you for all you gave me, for being a part of my life, and for the sacrifices you made for the sake of freedom. I miss you so much! I love you now and forever"
Becky of Daphne, AL

"Happy Easter"
Teresa S. Johnson of Lakeland, FL.

"Christopher,
Its hard to belive its been three years. Sometimes I hear a song and my
heart hurts for the lost of never seeing you again and that slow grin you
had that made you special You are greatly missed Chris.
feb 16,2007
Aunt Gwen T. Lambert"
of Tampa,Fla

"Big T
I stand on this ground today, the same ground we stood on a few years ago. I find myself with my head hung low thinking of you and what pain I felt with your passing. As I dry my eye I turn to all the laughs everyone had with you and a smile comes over my face. I see the your name on my wrist each day and on the wrist of many of your fellow Bamma boys as they remember you each day. But on this day in this country once again you are on my mind. I knew you breifly and will miss you always my friend "Big T""
Sgt George C. Snider 2175th MP Co. St. Clair Mo./206th ASMC Springfield Mo. of Balad Iraq

""BIG T"
just had you on my mind
it was an honor to serve with you."
chris tomlin of nashville,tn

"Chris you were always a TRUE man who took pride enough to fight for what he believed in,and paid the ultimate sacrafice for the freedoms we live out everyday of our lives.I am proud to know that there are men like you in this world and honored to have counted you amoung my friends.It is comforting to know that you and Brett are looking after my daughter and me.I will never forget some of the parties in Kentwood,some of the best times of my life!Know that your memory lives on thru your family,in particular Davy,Nate Dog,and Big Grant.We all miss you and know we WILL see you again.Till then yours respectfully,Big Drew"
andrew crisler of metairie,La

"My name is Timothy I will be joining the 1165th and hope to be just as a great army man as Christopher. God bless"
Timothy of Robertsdale alabama

"To the family of:Christopher M. Taylor 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"

"Happy New Year Chris"
Teresa of Land O' Lakes, FL.

"Merry Christmas,Chris......It's Big Rob from the old neighborhood.Think about you all the time,bro.Can't help but picture you and Brett up their laughing and making fun of the old crew.I know in my heart of hearts thet we'll run into each other one day.I'll never forget you."
Robert Parker of Metairie,LA

"Happy Veteran's Day, Big T!! We still talk about you at the unit all the time, we will never forget you and we will be there to see you on the 16th. We miss you brew!"
1165th MP CO of Fairhope, Al

"11/03/2006
Chris,
Happy Birthday, Sexy Man! I will have your favorite drink tonight, in your honor! No matter how much time passes, I think about you every day. I love you as much as I did. You are always in my heart!
I love you always and forever"
Becky of Daphne, AL

"09/29/06
Chris,
Since your passing I have thought a lot about you and how terrible it is that you, the boys and I grew apart as we grew up and our families relocated. Out of all my cousins, you boys were the ones I was closest to, always getting in trouble for playing on grandpa’s pool table. The last time I say you alive was Thanksgiving 2002. You were asleep in granny Betty’s sewing room with your back to the door. I regret not getting a chance to speak with you and get to know the man that you had become. I’ve decided to celebrate my 30th birthday by getting a tattoo in honor of you, and the other family and friends that have served to keep me safe. I may not have been able to get to know the man, but I still remember the boy and cry for the innocence that was lost."
Teresa S. Johnson (Glisson) of Wesley Chapel, FL.

"I too served with Chris in Iraq, he is a true hero and was an inspiration to all who knew him, and even some who didn't. I think about what happened every day, how everything looked, and what a great soldier and person was lost that day. I also wear a bracelet that I have had on since ths happened and I will keep it on. I didn't know Chris very well,I had only worked with him a couple of times, but I am thankful to have met him and been able to serve with him overseas."
Victoria Santoro of Nashville, TN/US

"04/05/06
Chris,
Wow! It's been a while. I miss you so much! I felt your presence with me a lot lately, so I wanted to let you know you have been on my mind. The other week, something happened and I was like I gotta call Chris. I froze on the spot. I haven't done that before and it caught me off guard. Must mean you are always on my mind and in my heart and never far away. I carry pictures of you with me at all times. I take them out from time to time and smile. I am so thankful for the time I had with you. I miss talking to you, I miss our instant message chats, I miss your letters and I miss sending you packages every week. No matter how much time passes and where I am in my life, you will always be a part of me and what I have become. I will take you with me every step of the way! I loved you and still love you with all my heart. You are still very much alive in spirit around me and in my heart! I miss you, Chris and will love you forever."
Becky of Daphne, AL

"Hey Big T you are missed so much. I'll never forget that day that i meet you. We were in the middle of baghdad in a computer lab it was late at night and i was having girl problem and you looked at me and said let it go everything will work its self out. You have heart as big as Texas and would have gave anyone the shirt off oyur back. WITH LOVE YOU MP BROTHER"
SPC Rizzuto mikel of florissant mo

"Chris,
I never got to meet you,but knowing you went over there to sacrifice you're very own life for us(your country) I Thank You for your bravery.
I lost a cousin over there also,was really hard So I know what your family is going through right now. We lost him on Mothers Day of 2005. I sure do miss him alot.

So to the family of This very brave young man, Im sorry to hear this loss of him. I know how hard it is. Now may he rest in piece and only wait up in Heaven for you all.

Cousin of a fallen hero,
Samantha"
Samantha of Masury, Ohio, USA

"feb16/2006
Christopher
I miss you!!!!!!!!!gone, but will never be forgotten.
God Bless
Love Aunt Gwen"
Gwen T. Lambert of tampa,fl

"Hi Chris. I never got to meet you, but from what I hear, there was not a better man or soldier to walk this earth, and your family misses you SO much! I wish I could have had a chance to know you..."
Sarah of Mobile, AL

"I just happened to be there, at the cemetary. My best friend of 25 years lost her only child Courtney at 17yrs of age due to a car crash. I had knew her my whole life. She was my other daughter. The United States flags just a few feet away from Courtney's resting place drew my attention. Being from a Military family, I did not know there was a Soldier so honored, so respected and so brave so close, from our country town. I can't explain the impact on me emotionally to see up close and personal the reality. I was overwhelmed at the way this Family has honored their Soldier, their son, their brother....just being there and reading his letters engraved at his tomb---I stood and I cried and my heart broke missing this man that I've never known. But I knew what he did for my country and for me and for all, he gave the final sacrifice--his life.
Just maybe his bravery has carried on to protect my other daughter in a life we have not yet known.
I do not know this Family...but I am very proud of your Son.
And I visit him when I visit Courtney--
He will always be remembered."
SherryV of Albany, LA USA

"To those who read this Chris Taylor is a Hero. I served with him in Iraq. He always had a huge smile and was a clown. Chris I wear a bracelet dedicated to you. You are not nor will you ever be forgotten as long as I am alive."
Jim Williams, SFC of Lebanon, Tn

"11/03/2005
Christopher today is your birthday
it brings to mind all the sweet things
i remember about you.Their is still an
ache in my heart,i miss you!!!!!!!!
with lots of love
Aunt Gwen"
gwen t lambert of Tampa,Fl

"11/03/05
Chris,
Today you weigh heavily on my mind as it is your birthday. I love you so much and miss you incredibly. You are always on my mind and in my heart! I love you always and forever,"
Becky of Daphne, AL

"Chris,
This is the first message that I have written to you. I miss you everyday and think of you all the time. I am so grateful that I had the time with you that I did. I truly know how special you really are. You will forever be missed, and you are truly my hero and guardian angel."
Your friend of Mobile, AL

"08/17/05
Chris,
It's been a year and a half since you've been gone. I can't believe it. I still miss you more than words can say. There are things that remind me of you every day. Days where I know you are here with me, helping me along. Thank you for those little reminders. I know you're with me, just in a way I haven't quite gotten used to yet. Your spirit lives on in so many ways!

I love you Chris and miss you so much! You are forever etched in my memory and forever in my heart."
Becky of Daphne, AL

"My man Big T been thinking of you for a long time and it was wonderful to meet you and make life in Iraq easier. When I found out late one night after an IED call I always looked on the web to see our brothers who left as heroes and saw you my heart dropped and I woke everyone else because I said what so loud. I guess I couldn't believe it and I always look at some of the pictures I have of the boys.I will never forget especially my birthday party that night at Dogwood. That was the best birthday I had thanks to you and the MP brothers. I would love it if your family got a hold of me so I can send them a few pictures of you. Respectfully Submitted your EOD bro Little T. Mr. or Mrs. Taylor my email is tc.catrett@us.army.mil"
TC Catrett of Kaneohe, HI

"I miss you Christopher! It's not the same without you here."

"We will never forget that cold February morning. We miss you Big T."

"His family may not remember me but I sang in the choir at Greenlaw Baptist church with Chris and he encouraged me to be my best in all that I did in life. His encouragement helped me to decide to be a teacher, and to make a difference in someones life."
Angela Bridges of Kenwood, Louisiana

"In Loving Memory...It’s been a year
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 my dear soldier, Chris!!! I will NEVER FORGET!"

Chris,
My mom, Laura and I went to your gravesite on Wednesday February 16th, 2005, and what a beautiful day. I was so happy to see so many people who made the trip. There is a comfort knowing you touched the lives of so many. There were so many people there, with so many nice things to say. Over hearing the stories, the guys laugh, reminiscing and looking at pictures; I was quite touched by it all, and the love the guys have for you. I feel so very lucky and honored to have had you in my life. I will carry the memories of you with me for the rest of my life. You will always have that special place in my heart. I could not have given my heart to a more deserving man. I love you and miss you more everyday. Until we meet again…..
Love Always, Your Crazy Girl"
Becky of Daphne, AL

"to the family of chris taylor its been one year since the death of there son i can only imagine the pain they are going through.feb.16,2003 will be in my head forever i think of it 24/7.there only one piture on the wall of my bedroom thats is of me and chris. iwill never forget chris as long as i'm alive he was a good friend that u could count on,i'm proud to have served with chris.he will be missed greatly me and the whole 2pl of 1165th."

"On this Veteran's Day, I would just like to say thank you for what you did over there in Iraq! It is because of you and others like you we are able to live this life of freedom! Thank you Christopher M. Taylor!"
A friend of Alabama

"To the family and friends of Christopher Taylor,
I am a soldier who was severely injured defending this great nation against the savages who would do it harm. I was hit in the chest with an RPG. My left arm was amputated, both lungs collapsed, I lost 6 of 10 pints of my blood...By God's grace I was spared. If I would not have made it I would have wanted my family to know that I loved them and I WILL SEE THEM AGAIN...I WILL SEE THEM AGAIN. There is no greater honor then to give yourself defending your home and with that I embrace Chris as a brother. Never stop reminding people that "Freedom is not free." I hope people will one day understand how much we love this country. I KNOW...YOU WILL SEE CHRIS AGAIN."
SGT. Mark McKane of Elgin, TX

"11/03/04 Chris-
Hello my Sexy Soldier Man! Happy Birthday! Not a day has gone by that I don't think of you. I miss you tremendously. I know you are with me every day and every step of the way, and that some how will get me through this. I love you with all my heart and will love you always! Happy Birthday Sexy Man!
Love and Kisses"
Becky of Daphne, AL

"Christopher
You are greatly missed. This day only brings it to the heart more than others. To know that I will see you again one day is the sweetest thought of all.I miss your smiling face and that slow grin. Your sacrifice for our freedom will never be forgoten. I promise I will be there for your Mom,Dad,Dave and Nate to get though this time of lost.
God Bless
Love Aunt Gwen"
Gwen Taylor Lambert of Daphne,Al

"I WILL NEVER FORGET"
JEFF ROGERS of BILOXI,MS

"BIG "T" was larger than life. He inspired many of our fellow soldiers to carry on when times were tough. We were all devastated the morning of 16FEB04. Not a day goes by I don't think of him. The bracelet I wear on my right arm reminds me of the sacrifice this remarkable young man made in the name of FREEDOM."
SGT. Chuck LaPorte

"http://www.independent-media.tv/itemprint.cfm?fmedia_id=7073&fcategory_desc=The%20Zero%20and%20The%20Hero"
james floms of Besac, Tx

"To the Taylor Family, Our Love and Prayers are with you.
God Bless,"
ALL of Fairhope, AL USA

"Chris served in Iraq with the 1165th along with my brother Jerry Odom. Jerry was involved in a Humvee accident and had to return home for surgery on his neck and back and was stateside when he heard about Chris. This loss affected him, and subsequently us, greatly. Our family offers prayers for Chris's family and assure you that there will be a great reunion day in Heaven."
Gayle Johnson of Atmore, AL

"Hi my name is Ashley Bacy.I am 14 and live in Daphne,AL. I was Christopher's next door neighbor. I have recently statred a scholarship fund in his name. I have also begun raising funds for a statue to be put up in Daphne in memory of Chris. If anyone would like to contribute you can send checks to
The Community Foundation of South Alabama
P.O. Box 990
Mobile, Alabama 36601-0990.
If you would like your donation to be for the scholarship fund put "Christopher M. Taylor Scholarship fund" in the memo line. If your donation is for the statue please put Ashley's Hope in the memo line.
We are hoping to raise as much as $40,00 for the statue and the scholarship fund. We already have over $2,500. We need all the help we can get. All donations are tax decuctible. Thank you so much for your time.

We miss you Chris.
God Bless Mr. Mike, Mrs. Priscilla, Nate, David, and the rest of the family. You are all in our prayers. I love you all so much."
Ashley Bacy of Daphne, Alabama, USA

"I am a 14 year old girl and my dad is also in the 1165th. His name is Sgt. Franklin D. Barnes and he worked with Chris. The past month I met Ashley Bacy who was Chris's neighbor. My dad sent me pictures over the internet of Chris's hummer and his memorial service. Chris right along with all the soldiers of the 1165th fought bravely and wanted more than anything to return home to the people who cared about him most. But sadly in this line of duty some soldiers fall but I know that Chris is waiting for all of us in heaven, where his heart is at peace. My deepest sympathy to his friends and family I know if I lost my dad I would not be able to live. Please pray for my father and all the soldiers of the 1165th for a safe and soon to be return."
Auburn R. Barnes of Spanish Fort, Alabama

"As a fellow soldier, friend, and workout partner I must say to Chris, We miss you Big T. Words can't express how you have touched my heart. See you again oneday."
Terry Dunsford of Mobile AL

"Chris Taylor was an amazing man. I only had a short time with him, just the last couple of years, but I loved that man with all of my heart. He was an incredible man, with such kind heart. My life is forever changed, not just by the tragic events that have taken place, but just by knowing him. He taught me a lot about love and about life. He understood that freedom wasnˇ¦t free. He was always very patriotic and so proud to be doing what he was doing, which was serving his country. He rarely complained and remained quite positive even under those conditions. He made the most of everything and always looked to the brighter side of life. I learned a lot about sacrifice through him. He was so willing to sacrifice time away from his family, which meant everything to him, in order to better someone elseˇ¦s life. He felt quite honored to do so and wouldnˇ¦t have had it any other way. He was such a giving person and he gave right to the end. He made the ultimate sacrifice for something he truly believed in. He truly believed and told me many times while he was gone, that it was for the greater good of our country and for the people of Iraq that he was over there.

I feel honored and lucky to have known him the way I did, and to have had him in my life, even if forever was cut a little short. :) I will forever be proud of him and what he did. He was proud to wear the uniform of the United States Army, and I will remain forever proud for him.

I will miss you, Chris and will love you always and forever!"
Becky of Daphne, AL

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

"Thank you Christopher Taylor for everything that you gave our country! You are a Hero and will not be forgotten. My prays go out to your family and friends."
Nicole Flammang of Gurnee, IL

"We are so very sorry for your loss. Our niece, Laura was a friend of Becky's and came for the funeral...she told us that her life was changed forever...we understand as we are both military and have also buried many friends, none any easier than the last. All of your lives have been changed forever...we also mourn the loss of your son, but thank you for his selfless service and know that he did not die in vain...no man gives more than to lay down his life for his fellow man and his country (these may sound like very hollow words to you right now as your grief is greater than any family sould ever have to suffer. We lost many friends on 9-11...God Bless you, his family, friends and loved ones...sincerely Command Sergeant Major William and Sandee Austin"
Sandra Austin of Mannheim Germany

"I worked with Chris and became great friends with him, he is a great person and will be missed dearly, can't wait to see you again in Heaven my brother"
Jason of Mobile,Al

"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 "

"I am from Kentwood Louisiana where he lived. My sister is married to his brother. Chris is a very sweet and handsome young man. I will miss him dearly.. I Love You Chris!"
Renee Simmons of Kentwood,La

"Please excuse our typo, we meant no disrespect to Christopher."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"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

"Rest in Peace Brave Solider. You are the bright shining star in the sky we see everynight when we look up to heaven."
The Taylors USMC of NC

"To the family we thank you and your soldier for their service to this country, and to Iraq. How blessed we are to have soldiers who are willing to put there lives on the line in the name of "freedom". I have a son in the Army as well, and I cry every time I see we loose one of our children, husbands, mothers,wives sisters, and brothers. God Bless you for your sacrifice. May God be with you in this most difficult time.""
Family of SPC Mitchell R. Warriner-Hansen of Hillsboro, Oregon

"Thank you Christopher Taylor, 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 Taylor:
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 Taylor:
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