|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1987|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 2012, Afghanistan|
SSgt. Christopher J. Birdwell, 25, of Windsor, Colo., died Aug. 27, in Kalagush, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from enemy, small arms fire. They were assigned to the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Born June 2, 1987, Christopher is lovingly remembered and survived in death by his parents, his brother and his sisters. His memory will live on in the hearts of many family members. SSG Birdwell's heroic sacrifice for his country will be remembered by the nation who stood behind him. Chris will be remembered more fondly and missed deeply by the many family and friends who loved him best, including his girlfriend, Vanessa Mitchell and her daughter, Baylie. His joyful spirit, generous heart, fun-loving nature, bravery and sacrifice are still alive in all who knew him. He was one of America's best. Until we meet again. Christopher Birdwell will be memorialized at Fort Carson and laid to rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery. A funeral will be held September 7, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Resurrection Fellowship Church 6502 E. Crossroads Blvd, Loveland, CO 80538. In lieu of flowers, the Birdwell's ask that donations be made to a memorial fund in Chris' name. The proceeds of the fund will be used to help organizations assist the families of other fallen soldiers. Donations, indicating SSG Christopher Birdwell, can be mailed to Bank Of Colorado, PO Box 939, Windsor, CO 80550 or delivered to 1041 Main Street, Windsor, CO 80550. Obituary provided by Marks Funeral Service. Living relatives omitted.
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Plot: Section S Site 6875-B
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Aug 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96132108