Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Capt. Christopher J. Sullivan

29, of Princeton, Massachusetts.
Sullivan died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his parked vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on January 18, 2005.

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"Last week I was given fallen hero Capt Christopher Sullivans name so that I could honor his memory during a yoga based fundraiser for Homebase in Canton, Ma. He was one of two names I was given. I would like you to know, even those of us who did not personally know him, do know of his service and sacrifice defending this country. He was and is remembered. God bless."
rebecca flinn of walpole,ma

"Sully, I think about you often. I feel so much for you Wife and Son. I can't imagine the isolation and loss. I feel for you mom that will always have this loss. Its been 9 years and we wont forget you"
squat of nm

"Was privileged to call Chris a friend and mate during our time together in ROTC, while in New England together. Lucky enough to become friends outside of the classes, camps and FTXs. He was a true friend and missed by all."
Dave of Washington DC

"Dear Chris,
It was 9 years ago today that we got that knock on the door. It hurts as much today as it did that first day. We can smile at some of the fond memories we have of you and even laugh when we remember some of your crazy antics you were always such a joy. We never loose the desire to have you walk through the door or call on the phone, even after all this time I find myself thinking I should share something with you and then reality jolts me back and I remember your not here. I still talk to you and tell you how much I love you and miss you and I know that sometimes you visit us and send us signs to let us know all is well. The one thing I know for certain is that you were a Special Gift from God and I was so blest
that God choose me to be your mom.
You are forever in my heart Chris, I look forward to the day we meet again.
Love and prayers,
Dorothy Sullivan of Princeton, MA USA

"Blessings to the Sullivan family."
D Lavin

"I still remember the days when we use to travel to Prague with the rest of the Officers from the 1-63rd Armored Regiment on those long weekends. Everytime i hear the song Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve, I think about you, me, Dex and Seth traveling from Munich to Prague. We spent the day there because you had to get a new passport. You will forever be in my thoughts and it was an honor to have known you and have you as a friend!! To this day, when i hear the song, i can see you and Dexter in the back seat of my saturn sleeping."

"To the Family of CPT Sullivan, I served with him in Iraq, I was with 1st CAV 2BDE. Sully, as they called him in the TOC..was a fun guy to be around...and he had his smart * way which made him funny. We use to love watching triumph "the rude talking dog" DVD. We would laugh so hard at three in the morning from pulling duty...it was a stress reliever to watch something other than CNN and FOX news. I was back home when I heard of your passing and it deeply saddened me but SIR, I have not and will not forget you!

If you ain't cav...well, you know the rest sir!

(SFC Retired)"
Jose Rivas of San Antonio, Texas

"Happy St. Patrick's Day 2012 Sully. Thinking of you today and having a laugh about old times. Keep them on their toes up there warrior! God Bless.

Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam"
Sean Kirkpatrick of Boston

"To the family of:Christopher J. Sullivan
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""

"Loving you was the easiest thing I´ve ever done in my life and I love you forever"
Sandra Sullivan of Ulm, Germany

"I talk about you a lot. My kids are always asking questions about you. Especially my oldest. He asks if we can go to the soccor field in Princeton to visit your memorial or when we can go to Arlington to visit you. Time does heal all wounds, but you never forget. We will not let you be forgotten. You are with us every day...in a memory, a thought or something we see. We still miss you and always will. Rest easy until we see each other again."
Leslie Sullivan-Hicks of Gardner, MA

"Happy Birthday! Miss you always. Somehow this day is harder each year."
Jen of Epsom, NH

"My Wonderful Chris I can't believe it has been 6.5 years. I miss you everyday, I still hear your voice and see your smile and blue eyes. David is 8 now, how can that be. Life is so unfair he was blessed with such a special man for a father and then had his dad taken away. He is such a handsome little guy. Sandy takes very good care of him, he is smart and talented. Dad and I wish so much that he
could be a part of our lives. You are always in our hearts. Till we meet again. Love, Mom"
D. Sullivan of Princeton MA

"It was a pleasure serving with you sir. You were the most respectfull officer i worked with during my time in the Army. Sad to see your name here because of a senseless war. God bless you sir, i salute you."
Spc Guirola of Ma

"My dear friend,
It has been quite some time now it seems, but not really. The days and nights, and months and years have carried on seemingly undeterred. And oh how I wish you were along for this glorious ride. I will tell you though that I have been packing along a bundle of shared moments and memories. And I will travel with them proudly, and honestly, and do those things which are right. To carry on in your honor is not an easy, but worth while endeavor and for that I must thank you. You shall forever live on in our precious memories and righteous actions.
Your friend,
JG of Mason NH USA

"Dear Chris my love ... It doesn´t matter how much time goes by...you are forever in my heart and soul. You are the best man I ever met and I thank you for the time we had together ! David is already 7.5 ..but he can´t remember you...he is a lot like you...time goes by but our love never will...we love you forever Sandy and David"
Sandra Sullivan of Germany

General Chiarelli our old CG is promoting me to Colonel tomorrow in the Pentagon. I’m supposed to be working on my speech, but needed to say thanks for making this possible. I know you were “living the dream” when you died, but still wish you were here with us. Thanks for everything."
LTC(P) David Clonts of Reston, VA

"Dear Sandy & David,
I read your story through the Loving A Soldier blog. It reminded me of how precious life is and to noyyake the time I have with my husband for granted. I pray that God will give you the strength to get through the difficult days."
Army Wife of Cincinnati, OH

"This verse helped me during some of my tough days when I lost my parents, I hope that it helps you too.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10)

My thoughts and prayers are with you and David."
Marissa of San Antonio, TX/US

"To Sandi and David:
Hi my name is vanessa i recently started dating a solider but im not very military savvy and i found ur friends blog about the loss of your husband. I literally cried Im so sorry honey not only are u brave but u lost a hero. My deepest regards to you and your family"
Vanessa of Gilroy CA U.S.

"The past five years we have managed to get from day to day the pain never goes away, it never will. I can still see your smile, the twinkle in your eyes and hear the sound of your voice and your laughter. You were a very special gift from God, we were truly blessed to have been your parents. You are forever in our hearts. Till we meet again......
Love you Chris."
D, Sullivan of Princeton, MA

"sandy and david,

you don't know me and i don't know you, but your story and your husband will not be forgotten. the service your husband gave for our country and your service you gave as a military wife will not go unnoticed. your friend blogged about you on the army wife network/ lovingasoldier.com and reminded us all of the dangers our soldiers face and the amazing strength us spouses must find within ourselves and our battle buddies. thank you."
an army wife of ft. carson, co

"Dear Sandy and David, I heard of your loss through a friend of yours who writes for Loving a Soldier. I am a military mom, whose son has spent two years in Iraq. Please know this nation is praying for you and your family, and we have a deep gratitude for the hero your husband and father is. Nothing will take away that hole in your family, but know that Christopher will never be forgotten, and neither will your personal sacrifice. May God bless you and may you know that He holds you each day."
kathleen of Greeley, CO

"To Sandy and David may the Lord be with you today. THANK YOU so much for all that you and your family have done and sacrificed for this country."
Keely Evans of Greeley, Co USA

"sandy and david, i wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you today and sending out our love."
inez of usa

"Happy Birthday little brother - miss you every day"
Jen of Epsom, NH

"With Memorial Day upon us tomorrow, you are a strong presence in my heart and mind. It has been over 4 years since that fateful day you left us. You gave the ultimate sacrifice for me, my kids and all of us here in the US. I can't thank you enough for that. I will eternally be grateful. You were there because you believed in something. You believed in the military and all it stood for since we were kids. I have so many great memories of us being kids, high school and as adults. I will keep them close to my heart and always fresh on my mind. Rest in peace Chris. I miss you and love you cuz."
Leslie Sullivan of Gardner, MA

"I was one of Chris' Maddog Platoon Leaders. Chris was a tremendous leader, mentor and boss. He is missed and certainly not forgotten. I am a law student now and was recently recounting to some folks up here the stories of our post-meeting nightly domino matches in our CP, a quickly established ritual to vent after the day's events and get ready for the evening's."
Chris Dunn of Newark, NJ

"Chris sweatheart,

today its been 4 years since you've been killed.......I don't even know where these 4 years went....I still love you so much and I miss you with all my heart ! These 4 years showed me many different things in my life.......good and bad...you are still the best man I ever met because you had an inner beauty and such a good heart which I never found since I lost you. I always knew what I had in you and if there will be another man in my life one day then just one who's heart is in the right place and who's inner beauty and love will give David and myself a home again. If this should ever happen again then I know that it was you who sent him and I also know that you watch over us to make sure that we will find the right one........I love you with all my heart and I won't give up I promise.......because the love we shared together will always stay in my heart and will always keep me going until we see each other again
forever in love Sandy"
Sandra Sullivan of Germany

"sandy and david,
i can never express how sorry i am for your loss, even now. please know that you are in our thoughts, and that we send our love your way.
sandy, you are the strongest person i have ever had the honor to know. i hope you know that we will always be there for you and david."
inez of usa

"January 11, 2009
To the family of Capt. Christopher J. Sullivan:
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

"Sandra und David! Chris wird Euch von oben beschuetzen, das fuehle ich ganz deutlich. Auch, wenn ich nicht Deine Schwiegermutter bin, ich wäre es gern gewesen, denn........ die Asche hätte ich Dir gegeben, denn sie gehört Dir,und Deinem kleinen Helden Dave, den wir sehr lieb gewonnen haben.
Sandra, as my English will do!!!!!!! We will go together and we will bring Chris to you!!!! I will do my very best! Love, Hilde and Maarten. Stockholm, Sweden"
H. Huisman-Rohlfs of 17543 Järfälla, Sweden

"Hi Sweatheart !

Today was Davids 5th birthday and we had a wonderful day together ! ! !
You were terrible missed remember 5 years ago when he was born...? Where did the 5 years go ? Its been 3.5 years now that you left and I know you are the love of my life and you always will be ! ! ! Nobody ever treated me like the way you did and I honor you for this ! I could never have a better man in my life then you ! ! ! You had the best heart and you knew what respect meant.....
David and I love you forever and ever ! Thank you for beeing a wonderful husband and dad and thank you for everything !"
Sandy and David

"Chris, I've told a lot of people about you and I'm so proud to say that you're my cousin. A couple times I've found myself bursting into tears over the thought of you and how unfair it is for a young man like you with such a loving heart to have his life end because some other people had so much hate in their hearts. I sometimes cry because I regret not getting to know you better when you were here. All those times I saw you at family gatherings and you would say hi to me but I was too shy to say much more. Since you have been gone I've learned that we can't expect our loved ones to always be there. When we decide that we're ready to talk to that someone, it might be too late. So I'm sorry I never said too much. I really wanted to... but you've helped me be a little more outgoing, especially with our family. I cherish them all more than ever now.

I'm now living in England, married to a military member myself so I feel so much closer to you than ever before. It's a shame I can't share it with you now. I love you so much Chris. We were all lucky to have you in our family. My prayers will always be with you as well as with Sandy and David. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Love Always,
Katie Bahosh of Mildenhall, England, UK

"I served with Chris in 1st Cavarly Division, including the brief time while we were both company commanders together. Chris took command of A/2-12 less than a week before I took command of B/1-5, both companies in the task organized 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry. I spoke at his memorial service in Iraq and remember him fondly to this day. I am currently assigned to 3rd US Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard. My unit conducts the Army Honors funerals in Arlington National Cemetery, including Chris' burial in April 2007. I assure you all that the funeral was a fitting tribute and honor to a great Soldier. Chris and his family, especially David and Sandy, will remain forever in my prayers."
David Beard of Washington, DC

"My eyes still well when I think of you. Then I smile thinking of the good times we had. College was a fun and exciting time for us. Too bad Engineering was so much work. I take pride now, knowing that the equipment I build now is helping to protect the men and women who are protecting our freedom. I thank you and you family for the immense price you paid to keep us safe.
Dave Ducharme of Hubbardston, ma

"I too happened on this web site looking at namesakes. We in the UK have just held our Remembrance Day so it brings home to all the sacrifices young men have given for freedom. I honour all Americans like Capt Sullivan who have laid down their lives to keep us free"
christopher r sullivan of cheltenham, gloucestershire uk

"Hello to everyone who reads this, I would like to give Honors to my cousin Chris today on Veterans Day 2007. May you rest in peace Chris."
Faye Zukowski (cousin) of Hubbardston

"Hi Schatzi,

many people contacted me now to look at some internet articles on the net and were very upset about my mother in law. It was not your wish to be burried in Arlington but I gave your parents your ashes so they can get peace...they burried your so far away from their home....(please forgive me)...you and I know what the truth is and what your wish was, I was never invited to join the ceremony with David and our email address is still the same........its 2.5 years now since your gone and you should have peace. Fighting is not the answer about ashes...we know that your everywhere were David and Im if we think about you. Bring peace to your mom and I know you will tell her when its time for her to go what the truth was. But how can she live with that ? Chris bring her peace because love is the answer !

Sandy and David of Ulm, Germany

"Dear Chris,

it was Davids 4th birthday just a while ago.....I went with him to Legoland here in Germany. He had a lot of fun and I tried to do my best. I miss you soooo much but David always tells me its o.k. momy its o.k........because I will marry you when Im older......we got such a strong little boy here with a big heart. I know that your very proud of him ! Chris we will love you forever and ever ...
In love always Sandy and David"
Sandra of Ulm, Germany

"Dear Chris, Aunt Dolly, Uncle James, Amy, Steve and the kids,
Two years have past since Chris was taken from all of us. To this day I feel so honored to say that Chris is my cousin. The pride this family all feels to know that Chris gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country is tremedous. It was such an honor to join all of you in Arlington this past April. May Chris rest in Peace and never be forgotton."
Faye & Ed of Hubbardston, MA

"Sully, all I can remember of you is that smile and laugh. You enjoyed life so much. Godspeed"
J Brown of Barksdale, AFB

"Dear Chris & Family,

On Sunday, May 27,2007, our church, First Baptist Church of Orlando, honored those heroes who gave their lives for us in Iraq. As we left church, we were each given a small US flag with the name of one of the fallen heroes. We placed the flags in wooden stands in one of the empty lots of our church. These flags will be in place until after July 4. The name on my flag was Christopher J. Sullivan. During the "Walk of Remberance" to the empty lot, I prayed for Chris and his family. And as I placed the flag in the wooden holder, I knelt on my knees and prayed for Chris' soul, and thanked him for giving his precious life for our freedom. I can't imagine what he went through in Iraq, but hopefully, he knew how much we Americans honor and believe in our troops. Thank you to Chris' family for your gift. I know the pain of losing a child as I lost my only child, a daughter, to cancer on 3/29/05. At least we can rest in the assurance that our children are in the arms of our Lord. Be strong! God bless you.....and God bless America!"
Jane Gilbert of Oviedo, FL USA

"I knew Sully very well. He was my best friend in Vilseck, Germany. I introduced him to his wife in Ulm, Germany. I would love to share my memories of him with his family. P.S. He was the most technical, professional, and light hearted officer and friend I had in the Army. I miss his goofy laugh. What a guy. What a SOLDIER!
dmcpheron@hotmail.com Plese contact me."
CPT. Douglas A. McPheron of Huntington Beach, CA USA

"Hi Sweatheart,

I gave your ashes to my mother in law. I hope you understand that I did that, it was not your wish to be burried in Arlington, but I did it for your mom and dad so they can hopefully have a better life now. Please forgive me ! ! ! I know your always here when I think about you ! I love you with all my heart forever and ever ! Sandy and David"
Sandra Sullivan of Ulm, Germany

"Hi Sweatheart,

Its 2 years today that you left …….where did that 2 years go ?
Your now over the rainbow..
…Somewhere over the rainbow……..we loved that song and the wizard of oz…………. I tell David every day about you. David is talking a lot now and he tells me that he can t remember you………but he remembers the light where he came from and god. I try doing the best I can every day………..but I miss you ! You were a wonderful husband to me…….you always told me that I made you a better man …..thank you ! We found out what true love is together……..I will love you always and forever and ever. I know that we cant have you back as a human being anymore……and that hurts……but I promise you I will be strong ……strong for you, David and myself……….until its time to go home…………I love you ! Sandy and David Sullivan"
Sandra Sullivan of Ulm, Germany

"Dear Chris, We never got to get together as adult men and fellow warriors as renew our bond as cousins and it is something I will always regret. I tried a few times to link up with you when we were both in Iraq, and now I so regret that I didn't try harder. Your mom tells me we grew up to be very similar, in appearance, mannerism and I believe personality from all the things I read about your sense of humor. I am sure we would have had many laughs together.
I came back to this place, I dont know why, but I know you and my friend Ric who I lost here also are watching my six. Godspeed Cousin, till we meet again."
Keith Davidson of Ali Base, Iraq

"Dear Chris, I was your Wife's and Son Casualty Assistance Officer in New England. I served a year in Iraq and had to go through the pain of watching fellow Soldiers die in front of me. Then I had to come home and serve as a CAO. The other side of the coin is the worst side. I thought I was taking seeing it first hand O.K. But then I had to experience the pain of family members grieving for their loved one. I pray that I gave your wife, Sandy, the best care a CAO could give a fallen comrade. I also have 2 sons, one 9 and one 17 months old. We always try and prepare our loved ones for what might happen, but we never really believe that it will happen to us. It was your son that "pushed" me over the edge. I held it in O.K., but cried in private after I met your family the first time. You have a wonderful son. I spent a lot of time with Sandy. I have no doubt that she loved you with all her heart. You were her world. When she said she would never forget you, she was telling the truth. It still brings tears to my eyes when I think about it. But I thought you should know what a wonderful family you had in Sandy and David. God Bless You and Your Family Forever!"
MAJ Lewis Carpenter of Devens, MA

"Chris, my heart breaks everytime I think of you. I can't believe it has been almost 2 years now. I remeber when you were stationed in Germany and had just met Sandy. We would IM each other and talk almost everyday. I wish I was able to spend more time with you before you left. We should have been able to hit our 30's together! I love you and miss you and the heartache will never go away for any of us. Sandy is a strong woman and is looking out for what is best for David and herself. You fell in love with a good woman. We promise to never forget you or the sacrifice you made for all of us. I love you cuz!"
Leslie Sullivan-Hicks of Gardner, MA

"My heart goes out to Captain Sullivan's family.

I am a bereaved mom and a freelance reporter/photographer.

I remember standing in the rain at the Support our Troops Rally in Sterling on March 30,2003 taking photos for a local paper, including one of a young Sullivan(probably a cousin) from Princeton waving her flag, dressed in red, bringing some sunshine to an otherwise dark and solemn day.

I was touched by the quietness and reverence of that day in March 2003 as the war was just starting up and the future for these families so uncertain.

You could feel the pride and at the same time, deep concern.

To this day,I often return to those photos and remember the faces of those concerned parents, family and friends, the names and faces on the signs they held, and pray their loved ones come home safe.

I am so sorry to learn about Captain Sullivan. He will not be forgotten.

From one bereaved parent to another, I wish you peace and strength."

"I went up to your memorial in Princeton the other day and took pictures of it. It brings a tear to my eye every time I think of how young you were and how you had so much to come home to. Even though I hadn't seen you in a while, you were an awesome cousin and you will be greatly missed. Love always...."
Beth of Hubbardston, MA

"I never had the honor of knowing Chris personally, though I listened to Sandy read the love letters he wrote her and I heard her tell stories about how they met and of the great memories she had of their times together. I know he must have been a great man, because he was married to Sandy and I have never seen a person who loved someone more than Sandy did Chris. Chris served honorably and he is a hero to his country, but Sandy and David are also hero's for carrying on his memory and for not letting anyone forget what a good man he was and what he sacrificed for us all."
Galatea Badger of West Point, NY

"Dear Chris: I never had the honor of meeting you. However, I came to your know your wonderful wife, Sandy. Despite her grief, Sandy continued to honor you by showing kindness, love, warmth, and support to those around her. She has never given up. You also leave a son behind. Little David is a beautiful child, full of spirit and love. I am sorry for your sacrifice, and my heart breaks for those you leave behind. However, by knowing Sandy, I know what an honorable and good man you were."
Dianne of Oklahoma, USA

"Dear Sweatheart Chris,

I miss you with all my heart. We had such a wonderful relationship. I never forget the day the 2 soldiers knocked on my door. It still seemes like it was yesterday. You had just 3 more weeks in Iraq....but then everything changed........ I have to tell you that you were a wonderful husband with a big heart and a humour that helped many. It still hurts so bad to know what we had and what I've lostknow what true love is and what it feels like to love unconditionally. I will love you forever. If I would have a wish it would be to live a normal life with you and our little son David. He just turned 3. The day he went three I was happy and sad. Happy to have such a wonderful son and sad because we couldn t spend this time as human beeings together. We had a world which was like paradise for me. David knows that we lost you and he cries a lot when he looks at your pictures, he got big and understands more about what bad people can do in this world. You would be so happy with him !
I pray to god that nobody else have to go thru such a nightmare like we did. Thank you for this wonderful time we spend together, even we were not even married for 3 years. I will love you forever and ever and ever. IN LOVE SANDRA AND DAVID WILLIAM SULLIVAN"
Sandra Sullivan of Ulm, GERMANY

"CPT Sullivan. It was an honor to be under your leadership, you have tought me alot."
SFC Peter L Millington of Pottersville NY

"Mr and Mrs Sullivan and Amy,
I happened to see Chris's picture on the front page of the Globe's site. I am in shock. I am so sorry for all of you to have lost Chris. I remember how important it was for him to be a soldier and serve this country. It was a huge part of his identity. We are all so lucky he had that in him. He was wonderful... he had such a fun sense of humor and one of the best, most contageous laughs of all time...he was a good friend, knew when to help you laugh and lend support when you cried. A very very special person. Please know I am thinking of all of you and especially Chris. Thanks for everything, Chris. With Love, Donna Haviland Curtin"
Donna Haviland Curtin of Montpelier, VT USA

"Lest we forget the Heros!"
Anonymous of Baltimore, MD

"I am also Christopher Joseph sullivan, firefighter oklahoma.. losing a family member is never easy, but remembering them for who they are makes them eternal. There will always be life and death, it's how we choose to live that life, that determines how we are remembered, and to the Sullivans your Christopher is a hero and will be remembered as one..."
Christopher J. Sullivan of Stillwater, Oklahoma U.S.A

"" To the Sullivan's Family, I know he's gone, but don't cry. I'll have him in my heart. You'll have him as a memory, forever. And so will I. Christopher was a great man, father, uncle, and son. I'll pray for Christopher every night before I go to bed. And make sure you pray for him before you go to bed. You'll have him in your hearts. And don't get mad while he's gone. It will be all right. You miss him a lot. And I'm sorry I wasn't there.""
Nathan of Antioch, TN

"" To the Sullivan's Family, I know he's dead, but don't cry. I'm writing you a letter that Christopher is your hearts, and I'm sorry I wasn't there. You will miss Christopher a lot. And I will miss him, too. Christopher is in my heart, and my soul. I'll have him in my family, and pray for him every night before I go to bed."
Nathan of Antioch, TN

"Godspeed, Chris I remember you and my Brother had such a blast in ROTC. I gave you your first High and Tight. I was Steve's younger Bro.
Miss ya buddy, and I'll try to give'em Hell from the Mighty B-52 for you."
Jon of PelhamNH/Now Barksdale AFB

"We share the same name I am Christopher
joseph sullivan of westchester NY working as a NYC Police Officer. May you rest in eternal peace."
chris of new york

"To the Sullivan's Family,

I'm deeply sadden by our loss. Chris was a good friend of mine through college and through my military career, and I still remember how many good times we had together. He was a great Soldier, officer, and most of all a great friend who will never be forgotten. May God give you all the strength and courage to carry on and help you remember all the good things Chris brought to this world."
Neftali Velez of Fort Lewis, WA

"I was stationed with Chris in Vilseck, Germany. Unfortunately, I only knew him peripherally, through mutual friends, but our paths crossed frequently on such a small post. Of all the people I met in the army, however, he is one that made a great impression on me as an outstanding individual. I don't remember him without a smile on his face. I also remember his great perspective on life and career and although a committed officer, he did not lose his identity to it. I saw his picture in an Army Times newspaper and I recognized him instantly. I caught my breath and hoped I was wrong but I'm sad to find out I wasn't. I know he has left a huge void for all of his friends and family and I grieve for your loss and pray for your peace. He is a great one."
Jay Thompson, MAJ, DE of Gordonsville, VA

"while searching the web for people with the same name as i, i have came across too many good men that have loss their lives fighting for our freedom. the free world owes these men and their families a great debt, my thoughts are with you along with my thanks for making this world a safer place for me and my family. good bless freedom"
christopher j sullivan of london, england

"To the family of Christopher Sullivan
I was with Christopher in 1st PLT in Vilseck Germany when he was a 2LT and I was SPC. We deployed together to Kosovo. He had a great sense of humor and was a good guy all around. I will miss him and my thoughts go out to his wife and son."
SGT Daniel Day of Tacoma WA

"I was stationed with CPT Sullivan when he was a 2LT in Vilseck Germany, he was in 1st platoon and I was in 3rd he was very funny and friendly, he will be missed, a fellow Commanche Company soldier Steel on Target"
SSG Robert Luna of FT Knox, KY. USA

"I am truly saddened by the loss of another Black Knight, CPT Sullivan your memory and all that you have given this country will always be remembered."
Robert.J.Griggs, SFC, Ret of Pensacola, FL

"I worked daily with Chris while in the 2nd Brigade, 1st CAV Division. This was my last assignment prior to getting out of the Army in June, 2003. Chris made every day better while working long hours with tough bosses. He was an inspiration to those around him and his peers will remember his forever. Thanks for all the memories Chris, we'll miss you."
Wade Cross of Dallas, TX

"I was part of the same Army ROTC program with Chris and considered him a good friend. Although stationed at different posts we managed to catch up with each other a few times while we were both stationed in Germany. Since I left the Army we talked occasionally by email - Chris was always sending along joke emails and was quick with a laugh or joke to brighten your day. I regret not having had more time with him, he will be missed."
Brian Morse of Danvers, MA

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 ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To Christopher's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To the Sullivan Family,

I met Chris in college when I was introduced to him by some of his roomates at Donahue Hall at UMass Lowell. He was so proud of wearing his uniform even back then. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Chris will not be forgotten."
Patricia Priola of Dracut, MA/United States

"To the Sullivan family,My husband is a colleague of Christopher's Mom. My heart goes out to his family and friends in this time of sadness. You are in our prayers. Sincerely, Susan and George Rushton"
Susan of Lowell , Ma

"Thank you Capt. Sullivan for defending the freedoms we all cherish. You are our hero and we will not forget what you did for all of us. God Bless you and may He grant peace to your loved ones. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland,

"Thank you Christopher Sullivan, 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 Capt. Christopher Sullivan:
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 Capt. Christopher Sullivan:
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