Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Christopher J. Holland

26, of Brunswick, Georgia.
Holland was part of a dismounted patrol when his unit was ambushed with small arms fire in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to Battery A, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Smith Barracks, Germany. Died on December 17, 2003.

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"My uncle Josh was really good friends with Chris. Chris wrote him a letter that was delivered when he passed away and I got to read it. My 6th grade English class is writing historical papers and giving presentations about significant historical events that our family members have lived through. I'm writing about 9/11 and my uncle's experience and loss. Chris is a big part of my paper and presentation. I just wanted his parents to know that my 6th grade class will be hearing about him and seeing his pictures on Oct. 26, 2023. I am sorry for your loss."
Maryellyn of Georgia/USA

"“Thanks for the IVs when I was dehydrated, for healing me from food poisoning (*ing cordone blue chicken from the DFAC. Maybe Burns was trying to kill me again.), and thanks for being a good friend. You were the quiet, sweet, and respectful for a healer. Your healing station was like a small sanctuary where we watch “Friends” and hide from the horrors of war. Well, I am finally getting around to watching those “Friends” Seasons. I guess it makes me a bad friend for not doing it sooner, but I did add you to my Real Lord Vader novel. Sorry I did not give you many speaking parts but you were very chill and quiet around this crazy cat. Your actions and healing was more of what I wanted to honor you with. You were everyone’s favorite. Nobody talked bad to you. I felt like I got barked from everywhere. We took in Norris as our own to honor you as a your replacement and gave him the sane respect, but it was not the same. Norris started losing it. Started to yell at me after one of the night patrols. He said I walked to slowly and SSG Lockhart failed to catch the guy and they made me a scapegoat out of anger. Not cool. I was the last man in the patrol and I had to walk backwards to make sure we do not get shot from the back or ambushed. They did not care and sticked to mobile patrols. People noticed that nobody died or got hurt when I was around. Too bad I was not around on that patrol of yours. I wish, but I cannot change the past and if the forces of evil show up... could I stop them? I would try I suppose. You knew I was a scrapper..... if anything because that damn Pirahna mouth SSG Stevens kept wrestling me out of nowhere. I am most broke his arm for trying. I even bite Breen when the Service Platoon tried to Birthday Prison Jump me. Sorry gave extra work on that one. Whats up with those weirdos always wrestling each other or doing prison style jumpings? I guess thats why I hide in your Aid Station when possible for serenity and cool off. You always had the room cool and shaded. And it smelled clean. Some of them gun bunnies were stinky. I tried to connect with many of the guys, but you knew this crazy cat had a hard time fitting in their strange pack of artillery dogs. At least you made me feel welcome and safe in one of the hardest and most tribulating periods of my life....death in every corner and weekly mortaring. Thanks, Brother Holland. Not sure why the Almighty to you back or is it part of horror of being human in a world freewill exist and people can choose evil? To destroy a kind respectful loved healer like you? I rather honor your memory.... even if this crazy Supply Guy is late in his delivery to a request you cannot make in this physical realm. God bless. And if possible, cover while I move in spirit, buddy. You know what I mean. You are still the quiet respect type. I will finish the “Friends” Seasons. I am on it now."
Perez, Alejandro E of Houston, Texas


This is the FB Page for updates on the SV Holland."
Jim Bodenrader of Savannah, GA

"Today, the official approval was sent to my email. We are naming one of the two new boats in honor of Sgt Holland, a Brunswick native. Please contact me if you served with him, especialy if you want to attend the christening next year in Savannah. James.a.bodenrader@USACE(dot)army(dot)mil. The completion date is late 2019/early2020. S/V Holland"
Jim Bodenrader of Savannah, GA

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.

"Conjuncti Stamus(United We Stand)
27th FA Motto"

"I visited Christopher's grave today. My son, Neil Santoriello, is also buried in section sixty. Christopher is buried hear some of those who served with my son. My birthday is Dec. 17 and I noticed Christooher because of that. I stop and visit him when visiting my son. My sympathies. I know your pain."
Diane Santoriello of Verona PA

It has been about 12 long years since the Holland Family, 4-27 FA, and A Btry lost a great Son, Brother, and friend. After all of these years the wound seems so fresh and painful. That day will always have a black mark in history. I will never forget that night. Before the patrol, you and I were at the chow hall and you were listening to me brag about how well I can cook and we made plans that when we Redeploy I would make you a steak dinner to say thanks for all the time you listened to me babble on about my problems at home. You were always the one I confided in and trusted. during your memorial service we held, I had the privilege of being part of your last Roll Call.
To Chris' parents, thank you for sharing your wonderful son with us and the world. He was a blessing and a brother to the Gator family. I am planning to visit Doc this Veterans Day. It will be my 1st time. I have been very hesitate of going to see him because I am scared of breaking down. I may not have been his Best Friend, but he was definitely one of mine, and will always be my Brother.
SSG Christopher Russell of Fort Belvoir, VA

"Ive been meaning to write for a while now. I knew chris from serving with him in Iraq. I just wanna let you know that I think about you all the time. I will never forget all the times we talked about nothing to just pass time. I really don't know what to say. You will never be forgotten. It was a pleasure serving with you and all the guys of thunder battalion."
Galen Morgan of Aransas Pass, texas

"My son, my Hero.....I miss you so much!"
Mom of Brunswick, GA Memorial Day 2012

"Hi Christopher, I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are still in my prayers. I have never met you but about 6 years ago, when i was 17, I purchased your hero bracelet. It sits on my vanity and I see it everyday. I think of you often and just wanted to let you know you are not
forgotten. My father was in the Army and was injured in Iraq in 2008. He is now paralyzed from the naval down. Although times can be tough we are so lucky to have him. Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your sacrifice and that I will continue to pray for your family.
Allyssa Camarigg of Clarksville, Tennessee

"Hey Chris, well, we just celebrated your birthday recently and as usual, I was working. Your mom sent me a note that she dreamed about you and Mandy doing some shopping for school cloths. It brings back memories of seeing you with your blond hair with a wide grin in St Francis school uniform (white shirt and blue pants). I was sitting out in the back yard a while ago thinking about you.
Love you,
Jim Holland of Brunswick, Ga./USA

"Hey Chris,
I'm back down at Ft Sam for BNCOC right now, and at our dining in, I made sure I called your name out for roll-call and taps. It's been a long time bro, but I still haven't forgotten. You should have been down here for BNCOC too, but I guess you had other things in your destiny. Your name is also up on the wall on a plaque in the NCO Academy here at Sam, and at the memorial here on post. I hope heaven is treating you right. Take care bud, and God Bless your family."
Grant of Washington

"hello im sorry for your loss chris sounded like a good guy well any body who would take their life for mine is a pretty good guy to me. IF ALL OF US WAS LIKE CHRISTOPHER THIS place would be a better place. My name is thomas i'm writing tring to get in touch with the family of Christopher my wife bought a billfold here in Lexington KY and it had some dog tags in it with his name and ss.# on them mabie if they was his you would wont them back you can e-mail me at buyandsell4you@yahoo.com or call me at 859-913-3001 thanks"
thomas flora of Lexington, KY

"December 13, 2008
To the family of Spc. Christopher J. Holland:
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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I cant believe we are looking at 5 years. Chris, my son Holland is growing big and strong and is almost old enough for me to start telling him about you. I think that it will still be years before he understands why he was named Holland. but when he does, i hope he never forgets it. Chris, We all miss you and those bored nights in the Aid station when we would be sitting around yacking about nothing. I know I miss those nights. I miss you and i hope your family is doing well. they deserve to have you here, but there is a reason for everything. God Bless you Chris and I will see you again one day"
Raymond Smith of Sioux Falls, SD

"To the family of:Christopher J. Holland 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"

Thank you so much for your kind words about Chris. He was very special to his family also and we miss him terribly. We have been to Arlington for the past 2 Memorial Days and just went again on April 19. We are planning to be there on December 17 this year as it will be the 5th Anniversary. My email address is simplyjo03@yahoo.com if you would like to write me and I will let you know our plans as the time draws closer. We would love to meet and talk with you.
Thank you for keeping Chris' memory alive.
God bless you!"
Mary Jo Holland (Chris' Mom) of Brunswick, GA, USA

"To the family of Christopher Holland. I was Christopher's NCOIC for the Medical section in 4/27 FA Bn. I knew him well and admired and respected him and Norman Darling (passed 29 Apr 04). All the other medics in our section as well as the soldiers they trained and care for will honestly tell you they gave 100% to their jobs for their country. I have visited Christopher's grave at Arlington National Cemetery on the anniversary of his passing for the past 2 years and plan on doing the same this year. I always have a deep sense of loss on the anniversary of their passing. But I always have a smile on my face when I think of their commitment to excellence as Combat Medics. I currently serve as a Physical Therapy Technician instructor in Fort Sam Houston, TX. I always mention them when I speak of Iraq to my students. God Bless you guys and continue to watch over your fellow medics!!"
Robert Floran of San Antonio, TX, USA


There hasn't been a day pass that the thought of you hasn't crossed my mind. I remember the week prior to you leaving for Iraq, I was lucky enough to have one last beer with you. It was a shocking moment when I heard the news of your death, and it made my heart drop. You were a great friend and I am very proud to have known you so well. I see your mom from time to time. I know this has been really hard on her, but you know she's a strong lady. She actually told me where I could get your KIA bracelet and I haven't taken it off since the day I got it. I miss you man. Love ya bro!"
Hank Scott of Brunswick, Georgia

"hey chris whats up man, its david, im a sergeant now, i imagine if you were still with us youd be a Staff sergeant by now, they etched your name into a the combat medic memorial on ft sam, i took a rubbing home with me. cpt acevedo worked on you when you got shot... told us he had to wipe your trademark skoal mint dip out of your lip to get an airway, funny how the little thing we do in life mean so much more in death. its labor day now 2007 and not a day goes by that i dont think of the ones that got away from us. for those that dont know I served next to chris in A btry and held it down for him after he passed for a short while. i wasn't near the medic he was at the time. Soon after your passing i earned my combat medical badge and had the one you gave to me sown onto my uniform, i keep it in a box now as we no longer wear the sandies. to mom i say you couldnt have done a better job raising such a high caliber man, and to the gentleman who rode home with him in the c-130... i cannot thank you enough for your words and dedication to your job, you provide an invaluable service. that you would take the time to say your peace to someone you did not know... only that he was your brother in arms, speaks volumes of your character and dedication. it hurts to write these words as virtually no one who has seen terrible things in this war and previous war are untouched by PTSD and it helps to say good bye. i never saw him again after that night. but i see him every day. good bye chris we love and miss you. I may have some pictures lying around. bloody_trauma@hotmail.com"
SGT david haugh 68WM6 of Ft, Gordon, GA

"I will never forget the afternoon I was in Atlanta and looked at the Brunswick News on the internet only to see your picture which re-opened the hole in my heart. It was hard to imagine the young man I watched grow up had made the ultimate sacrifice so that we (and others)may live in freedom. Words cannot express my feelings and how I wish there was something I could do to ease your Mom's pain. The only thing that grants us any peace is that we know that one day we will all be reunited again. I have to believe that you and my precious Jessica are watching over us. Know that we miss you both and love you so much."
Rhonda of Brunswick, GA, USA

"You will always be a Hero in my book Doc, Thanks for serving with me it was an Honor to have served with you. You'll never be forgotten "Iron Thunder!!!""
stubbs of everywhere

"One day I googled my name, just to see who had my name and where it appeared.

I was quite surpised when I came upon this site. It was really weird. Like the Twilight Zone.

For you see, my name is also Christopher J. Holland. I was a specialist during Operation Desert Storm/Shield. We are a bit different. Different Military occupation and different middle name.
John as oppose to James.

I don't know why I live and he dies."
Christopher J. Holland of San Diego, CA

I was in a diffent Battery and honestly didn't know you that well. I wasn't there when you were hit. I only know what I heard from others. They said that when the patrol got ambushed Lieutenet Odem got shot in the leg, and I believe it severed his femoral artery. You got hit working trying to save him. He previously was in HHB, and was one of the best officers I have ever served under so I wanted to thank you, and I just wanted to tell you that 6 days later I was lucky enough to get back to Baumholder, and I visited Lt. Odem on Christmas at Laundsthul. He survived man. You completed your mission. I thought that needed to be said. Although I didn't really know you that well, I do remember seeing you around the FOB, and I think about you and your family all the time man. Rest in Peace Brother.

If anyone reading this can verify or anything else please contact me at blake_collins79@msn.com"
Blake Collins of St. Louis, MO/ USA

"Hey Chris, it's been a long time brother. It came a shock to me the day that I heard that God had called you home. To this day I remember hanging out with you after school and going to church at Buckingham. I remember you telling me that I had to go to church with you and that I didn't have a choice in the matter. Your enthusiasm for God and His ways will forever be remembered and your walk with Him will forever inspire me. Just know that you're thought of often and thank you for being such a great friend. A lot of what you said about God back then made great sense to me and I want you to know that I was licensed into the ministry and spent a lot of time overseas on missions. I'm a police officer now but my walk with God has not changed. I know that you would be proud to know that you made a huge difference in this world not only by giving your life for freedom but also by giving spiritual guidance to others. God bless you brotherman and we'll catch up on the old days soon."
Gerry Herndon of Brunswick, Ga.

"To my dear Chris on the 3rd anniversary of your death. You are so sorely missed and so deeply loved. The only comfort comes in knowing that we will be together again one day. Please continue to watch over us. I love you."
Mom of Brunswick, GA 12/17/06

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"Holland, I'll never forget running into you at the Welcome Center in Baumholder right before we deployed with our respective units. To this day, I regret never taking you up on that drink. I guess I figured we'd get to have it when we redeployed to Baumholder. I remember in AIT, you were always a good friend, and I still havn't been able to throw away the slip of paper you wrote your email address on the day we graduated, 'cause we were gonna meet up in Germany. My wife told me over the phone in Iraq that someone from 4-27 was killed, and I thought, "no, it couldn't be Holland", but eventually I called home, and my wife told me "I'm sorry baby, Hollands gone". I felt like a brother had died. The world lost one heck of a person when it lost Chris Holland. Your soldiers and PA all told me that you were one hell of a medic, and I know they are right. Catch you later Holland, I'll run into you again some day."
Grant Johnson of Washington State

"Hi Chris, I know I haven’t wrote yet but I still don’t know what to say. I talk to your mom and dad all the time. I miss u man, I think about you all the time, there isn’t a day that goes by that I haven’t thought about you or talked about you. Wish I could have known you before we went to Iraq. While in Iraq after I found out that you were from Brunswick and our home towns were so close it felt like I had a best friend from the start and that is what you were. A brother, best friend and awesome soldier. Remember all the times we had together. we played X Box, watched movies, and oh yea cant forget about friends HA HA HA. We mad the best of it didn’t we. I want to thank you for everything you have done for me. I remember the first time I was hit you were there to bandage me up, and the second. Luckily there wisent a third. I remember the night of the 17th like it was yesterday. you were sitting in your chair getting ready for patrol, cleaning your pistol. I was playing x-box. we started talking about something and then it was time for you to go on patrol. you went to go out of the room and I said "Aright man take it easy and ill see you when you get back" you looked at me and smiled and said "Aright man" you came back not to long after that and there was a problem with the truck. it didn’t feel right. then yell got the truck fixed and left. not long after that we got the call that your patrol was hit. all I thought was everything is ok Doc is out there. put then they put me guarding prisoners and then Watson came by all pissed off and I ask him what was wrong and he told me. I lost it man, I didn’t know what to do. to think that you weren’t going to be there was unreal. when we got back to the FOB I went and printed a picture of u(the one of you sticking Sappenfeild with a needle)HA HA and put it on your door then everyone started sighing it. I don’t know if it is there anymore but I do know that there is an MWR building in Iraq that is dedicated to you. man I miss you so much and wish you were still here. thank you for all you done. watch over us and guide us through these troubled times R.I.P Chris you will never be forgotten brother. love you
Sgt Mayberry

if anyone would like pictures of Chris
or to know anything about who he was my e-mail is skeeter31794@yahoo.com I only knew Chris in Iraq but I least allot from him and I know he was an outstanding son, brother, friend, and most of all soldier."
SGT Jonathan Mayberry of Columbus, Ga 3ID 1/10 FA

"hey chris (aka. hard core holland) , it's been a long road for all of us. i still think how great our friendship in the little time we knew each other. i'm glad i was able to see you in iraq the day before you passed. me and the homies from b232 miss you man. thanks for your sacrifice. RIP ill never forget you homie."
lonnie gruner of ft polk, la/ cedar rapids,ia

"I didnt know chris but God Bless him for giving his sacrafice."


I thought it about time to talk to you again. I just wrote Darling and knew it was time. it has been almost two years and not a day goes by that I do not think about your sacrifice and the lives that you saved. Did i tell you that I had you and Darilngs names tatooed on my arm in rememberance and appreciation for that which you gave? It sits directly below the Celtic cross I had done a few years back. I will never forget you and often recall that day, most often in anger and sadness. You were a great friend to so many and gave more than anyone else can ever ask. I hope your parents, family and friends are well and that they keep you forever. One day i hope to go see you where you rest and even shake your hand one more time when i am called home. Thank you Chris. You deserved so much more than we could give you."
SGT Raymond H Smith of Sioux Falls, SD 57103

"Yo Chris, I remember, it seams like a lifetime ago now, that me and you met in a place called San Antonio. It was there that I made a friend, and a brother. I will never forget you bro, and I will make sure that nobody ever forgets you. You know... its the little things that I remember most."
Seth Howell of Dover, TN


Been a year and a half and we still talk about you. I've got your KIA bracelet. SGT Dixon had them made for everyone who wanted one. I've got Darlings too. You became my hero by doing what you did. I may never know if I would do the same thing had I been in your boots. I will never forget your sacrifice or the lives you touched everyday. You gave us everything...it is all i can do to keep your memory alive. Thank you for your service"
SGT Raymond H. Smith of Sioux Falls, SD, USA


Been a year and a half and we still talk about you. I've got your KIA bracelet. SGT Dixon had them made for everyone who wanted one. I've got Darlings too. You became my hero by doing what you did. I may never know if I would do the same thing had I been in your boots. I will never forget your sacrifice or the lives you touched everyday. You gave us everything...it is all i can do to keep your memory alive. Thank you for your service"
SGT Raymond H. Smith of Sioux Falls, SD, USA

"Holland we knew each other only for a few months but I still fell great sorrow when I think about that night you left us, the messages coming in over the radio and the sober mood that fell over the FOB in the wake of your death. I will miss and honor you as a great friend and a medic as long as i live."
SPC David "Leprachaun" Haugh of Germany

"Chris: I have many great memories of you in Valdosta, you are my "little brother" and I love you dearly. I remember when you told me you were enlisting and I was so proud of you. It is so hard to believe your gone, I wish I would have spent more time with you. Thanks little bro, MN #22, I will never forget you.
Semper Fi."
Greg Dixon of Brunswick, GA

"Hey brother its your fellow medic and friend Ed Wittig, I remember all the good times we had in Germany, talking about bussiness adventures in Iraq and just talking about home you are one of the medics that brought joy to that aid station, I will always remember you. Look down on us and guide us through the tough times.

to your family I knew and was stationed with Chris as afellow medic if you ever want to talk its still hard for me here's my email

SGT Edward "DOC" Wittig Jr. of Baumholder GE

"I did not know Chris but I had the honor of starting his trip home. I only heard his and Sgt Allison's name once during the prayer in the cargo bay of my C-130 before we left Iraq but these names will be with me for the rest of my life. Thank you Chris for your sacrifice."
SSgt Haifley USAF of Little Rock, Arkansas

"I served with Spc. Christopher J. Holland in Iraq as part of Operation: Iraqi Freedom,and I would like his family to know that the memory of that fine man we lost will stay with me till the day I die. Know that he will live on in the memories of those who had the honor and privilege to serve with such a fine man in such dire circumstances. goodbye my friend"
Spc Victor Valdez of baumholder germany

"Chris, you will be sadly missed but the memories that I have of you will stay alive in my heart. You are a true hero and America guardian angel. Thank you for being my cousin and thank you for protecting America. You will never be forgotton."
your cousin Jamie Snow of Brunswick, Georgia

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

"I was looking for myself on the web when I came across this site. My name is also Christopher J. Holland. I was also a specialist in the Army and it was like reading my obituary. I was in the 1st Infantry Division during Desert Shield/Storm. I was a 31M10, a Multi-Channel Communication System Operator. I don't know why some are lucky and some aren't. Things just turn out that way. What can I say other than "All but for the grace of him go I"
Christopher J. Holland of San Diego, California

"Dec. 17, on the day that so many who loved you lost you is also the day of our youngest sons (Gunnar ) birthday five years ago.We celabrated his life filled with smiles and laughter and yet we were also filled with sadness and loss. I remember holding Chris in my arms when I would babysit.What a sweet child. I think about him so much when I look at our children.Michael and I were becoming parents for the first time when we were 26 years old. We had love,holding a new life and a future. Chris had yet to have his love, life of a child and his BIG BRIGHT future.WE will never forget him and the ultimate price he paid for us all to have a future of peace, love and happiness.Even our children who are all younger than 12 know who he was and understand what he did. Gunnar will ask very often about him and I say that" he is a sodier in Heaven watching over us".Gunnar always says he was one of the "Goodguys". I respond by saying" he was one of the BEST".We will always put an extra candle on Gunnars cake for him. Our love and prays will never stop.
Love, Holly(Snow), Michael,Dillon,Kyleigh,Baron, And Gunnar"
Holly Gentry of Raleigh, NC. USA

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 B from Montana "

"SPC. Holland:
Thank your for giving yourself so that those of us at home can live freely and safely. There are not enough 'thank yous' for a gift such as this. Rest in peace soldier."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Chris, I have so many memories of you as a young boy running, laughing and playing with everbody. Now as I look at my son, I think of you a lot and can't imagine the loss and pain Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Mary Jo are going through. Please know Sonya and I are deeply saddened and pray for God's comfort for our family and your friends. You are truly missed . I will never forget you and we thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you made for our freedom.

With great love,"
Your Cousin, Brian of Brunswick, Ga


"I had the opportunity to see Chis shortly before he left for Germany and then on to Irag. It was a day that I will always remember and for one that I am
thankful. I remember his big smile and
and friendly wave. Thats how I remember
Chis. He will be forever young and in
our hearts."
Juliette Lazaro of Brunswick,GA.

"I saw Chris shortly before leaving to Germany then on to Iraq. He wasn't scared to go. He was proud and brave and wanted as a medic to be there to help his friends stay safe. He was a great son and brother and is truly missed by those who knew him. You are loved and missed."
Monique of Brunswick, Ga. USA

"chris was a friend since kindergarten--i believe that speaks volumes of the kind of person he was. loyal, true, supportive, and genuine are all words that paint the landscape of chris. while his ultimate sacrifice will leaved him missed, the man, the soldier, the friend, and the son will not be forgotten."
tim katoski of valdosta, ga

"Thank you Christopher Holland, 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

"In memory of Christopher Holland who will always be the young boy who played with my children one who always was with the best manners always yes sir no sir , one that came from a loving Father and loving Mother and a loving Sister. My heart goes out to you and we will never be able to repay the debt that your family paid for us. We will always remember Chris and your family with all the love we have. He will never be forgotten.Our prayers are with you."
Linda Riggs of Brunswick, Georgia, Glynn

josh of waterloo,ontario

Bryan Gartman of Atlanta, GA USA

"I first met Holland in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri in September of 2002. We were in the same platoon and he was always there to back me up whenever I had bad days. We went to AIT together at Fort Sam and once again, whenever I felt like giving up, Holland was there to help. He was a great medic, a great friend, and a great soldier. This world is a darker place without him."
Spc. Alan Amelinckx of Ft. Sill, OK USA

"To the family and friends of Army Pfc. Christopher Holland,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of Christopher. Each day I am able to live in freedom, I give thanks for the young men and women in our armed services. The saying, "Freedom isn't free" is getting alot of use these days, but it has never been more true. Thank you for Christopher. Thank you for raising such a fine young man that would serve our great country and shoulder part of the difficult task of ensuring the safety of all Americans. I pray that the Grace of God, and the passage of time will leave you with only wonderful memories of Christopher."
Tom White of Arlington, Texas

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