|Birth: ||Nov. 3, 1978|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 2004|
Spc. Christopher Taylor lifted weights at the YMCA every day before his unit was deployed. "He was a picture of muscle and fitness," Michael Taylor said of his 6-foot-5, 270-pound son. "And he had a heart as big as he was." Taylor, 25, of Daphne, Ala., was killed Feb. 16 in Baghdad when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb. He was assigned to a military police company in Fairhope, La. "He was always sort of the mediator between things," Michael Taylor said. "He never wanted to hurt anybody's feelings ... He was the one that would hold his other brothers back and make sure he looked both ways in the street before they crossed." Michael and Priscilla Taylor said their son had planned to attend Southeast Louisiana University when he returned from Iraq, and wanted to study law enforcement. "He wanted to be a game warden or a U.S. marshal," his father said.
Spc. Christopher Michael Taylor-- Of 1165 MP Company, Fairhope, AL was killed in active duty in Baghdad, Iraq on February 16, 2004 at the age of 25. A native of Metairie, LA and a resident of Kentwood, LA. He was preceded in death by grandmother, Lillian Taylor. Survivors: parents, Michael and Priscilla Taylor, Kentwood, LA; two brothers and one sister-in-law, David and Christina Taylor, Kentwood, LA, Nathan Taylor, Kentwood, LA, niece, Emilee Taylor, Kentwood, LA; grandparents, Gerald and Betty Starling, Stark, FL and Ernest Taylor, Kentwood, LA.
**A heartfelt thank you to ~*Civil War Belle*~ for unselfishly sponsoring this young hero's memorial and allowing his name to be etched in time eternally, and to Brenda Normandin for the additional photos added. What a wonderful tribute. May your kindness be returned to you a hundredfold and may God hold you in the hallow of His hand.
**Speacial thanks to Find A Grave contributor Bobby for taking the time to honor and pay tribute to Christopher Michael Taylor by visiting his final resting place and photographing his memorial marker.
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