Sgt. Christopher P. Messer
United States Army
KIA 27 Dec 2006
28, of Petersburg, Fla.; assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat
Team, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Dec. 27 in Baghdad of wounds received from an improvised explosive
device that detonated near him while on dismounted patrol. Also killed was Pfc. Nathaniel A. Given.
Tributes

This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of SGT Christopher P. Messer

SERGEANT Christopher P. Messer, 28, of Petersburg,
Michigan. Christopher was one of two soldiers killed while supporting
Operation Iraqi Freedom on December 27, 2006. They were assigned to the
4/31st Inf Reg, 10th Mtn Div. My sincere condolences to his fammily and
friends. Chris, You Will Never Be Forgotten... Say Hooah to the others up
there with you. Christmas in Arlington...
Rest easy, sleep well my brother.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell....

Rod.

June 05, 2010
Sgt Tyree Brown
To My Good Friend...

Hey Messer, how are things up there? I know your looking down on us smilling.  I
remember when you got to Germany. Just another new guy... but you became one of my
best friends.  The best driver around.  When we were in iraq together and i had a personal
loss, you were one of the first to lend a shoulder to cry on and i will never forget that.  I still
have one of the CD's that you let me borrow. Sorry that i never gave it back. I would give
anything to put it in your hands and give you a hug.

My last memory of you was driving with Walker to the airport to drop me off for the last
time.  That was a fun trip. playing "The D" and joking and laughing the whole way. I now
wear a wrist band with your picture and name.  Johnson made it for us.  I'm with LAPD now,
but you know that.  Kevin is a drill Sgt and Walker is out and back in Packer country.  I dont
talk to your old room mate too much.  He stole my nickname on facebook, but i guess your
could picture that from Strand...

I have a son now, Anthony. I wanted to name him Christoper, but my wife shot me down.

I would like to send my sorrys to your wife and little girl.  I remember when you had her,
never saw you soo happy...

Well, i have to go. The City of Angeles wont police its self.

love you and always think about you. You are a part of me and will always have a place in
my heart.

Former Sgt Tyree Brown
Bco 1/26 INF 2nd Plt
Roughnecks

July 31, 2008
Lara Helsel
Christopher...I knew you a very short time...yet I know
what a great person you were. Besides giving yourself to your country
and the defense of it...you were also giving of yourself to others you
barely knew. I enjoyed writing to you and getting to know you. I think
of you and your lovely wife and family all the time. I keep your
picture on my refrigerator to remind me of you and the sacrifice you made for
me, my family and this country! I will remember you always! You are a
true hero to me!
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