August 29, 2012

Christopher Birdwell

Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell, age 25, of Windsor, Colorado, died on August 27, 2012, in in Kalagush, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from enemy, small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. 

Chris was a graduate of Windsor High School. He joined the Army in 2006 and arrived at Fort Carson on May 23, 2009. He had been on two previous deployments to Afghanistan (2007 and 2010) prior to his current one in 2012, where he had been since March of 2012.
Gabriel, Archangel, who stands
in the presence of God, pray for

Chris was promoted to sergeant in February of 2011 and was a squad leader with eight soldiers in his command. Chris was airborne-certified through the Army Airborne School and top of his class in Army sniper school. Chris had more than 20 awards for his service.

Family members stated that Chris fit really well into the service and wanted to make the military his career. They describe him as a wonderful person, a true leader and a good friend. He could make anyone smile. 
They will forever grieve for Chris.

Chris is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, Jim and Pam Birdwell; a brother and two sisters. 

Let us pray that Christopher Birdwell is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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