Christopher Melvin Wainright

Christopher Melvin Wainright

Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 23 Jan 2009 (aged 26)
Copperas Cove, Coryell County, Texas, USA
Burial Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
Plot 57B SITE 21
Memorial ID 33334499 · View Source
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Christopher came into this world on the 4th of July 1982 at 4:16am. A whooping 8lbs. 11oz. He stayed in the hospital for 3 weeks due to complications with his birth. He was named Melvin Henry Gilbert Jr. He was 1st born son.

His father Timothy Julian Wainright raised Christopher from the age of 2. Tim adopted Christopher when he was 11. He chose to keep his bio dad's name as his middle name, Christopher to be after his mother Christina and Wainright to be after his father Tim.

Christopher loved life and had many friends over his lifetime. He took 4 full years of Air Force JROTC. He graduated in 1999 in Temecula CA and immediately joined the Air Force.

After getting out of the Air Force, he modeled and did flooring. Christopher was very handy with a high aptitude for mechanics. However, that was not his passion.

He went to Mt San Jacinto and received his Certification as an EMT. He then married Tallia (Such) Wainright 8-30-2006.

He joined the US Army as a medic, and his brother joined the Marines as a Machinegunner (they had a way with eachother).

Christopher and Tallia then had a beautiful son and named him Christopher Julian (named after himself and his father) 4-2-07.

Serving in the Army as Combat Medic, he was highly respected by his brothers in arms and his superiors. Christopher loved it when they called him DOC. Christopher saved many of lives in Iraq.

His goal was to become a Physician's Assistant, and was excited to start the schooling that would lead him to his goals.

Christopher was home only 19 days from 15 months in Iraq when he left this world.

He was a loving father, husband, brother and the best son. His life was a short 26 years, but he impacted many in his short life. He is missed and loved dearly.

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Gravesite Details Headstone was placed the day he was buried.
  • Created by: Christina (Tina) Nichols
  • Added: 28 Jan 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33334499
  • Christina (Tina) Nichols
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Melvin Wainright (4 Jul 1982–23 Jan 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 33334499, citing Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by Christina (Tina) Nichols (contributor 18865204) .