May 28, 2011

Christopher R. Thibodeau

Chief Warrant Officer Christopher R. Thibodeau, age 28, of Chesterland, Ohio, died on May 26, 2011, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed during combat operations. 

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

God the Father, place
Christopher on the stairway
to heaven. 
Christopher graduated from West Geauga High School in 200 and Case Western Reserve university in 2004. He was deployed in July 2010, just a few weeks after marrying his wife, LeeSandra. He first met his future wife in Florida, and proposed to her in Texas, while they were exploring a cave.

He was finally able to take LeeSandra on a honeymoon in Mexico earlier this year, after being deployed for nine months and 13 days.

Family members stated that he was an honorable and proud man with many friends. He had wanted to fly since he was 8 years old.

Christopher Thibodeau loved to brew beer, loved sports, woodworking, camping and hiking and his and his wife's dogs - Nolan and Moony. 

Christopher is survived by many loving relatives and friends including his wife - LeeSandra, his mother - Doreen Thibodeau and her husband Bob, and his sister Nicole and brother Michael. 

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Christopher R. Thibodeau is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.


Anonymous said...


For who are they that disappear into the darkened night?
Where mountain tops linger in the absence of all light.

For who are they that fly so high, and constantly beg for more?
For they we are so proud to know, are the pilots of the sixty four.

These brave souls fly where few men ever tread.
Where enemy fighters hunker down among the rocky bed.

They engage with hellfire missiles, and deploy their cannon well,
And shoot those bastards as they hide, and send them straight to hell.

And though they fear, and often swear they will never go again,
They strap the system to their face and put the lights on dim.

And you may ask, how can the see? What makes them safe this way?
For the world the sixty four sees at night my friend, is the infamous ten shades of grey!

Chris' Ip from Fort Rucker

Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace, sir, may the Lord comfort your family, and may you dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen.