SFC Christopher R. Brevard

SFC Christopher R. Brevard


Date of Death: Friday, March 16, 2007
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army

Birth: Oct. 17, 1975
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Robert Brevard, 31, of Wasilla died March 16, 2007, while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad. A funeral service with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Fort Richardson Chapel. Christopher was born Oct. 17, 1975, in St. Louis. He made his way to Anchorage in 1991 because of his father's military relocation from Davis Montham Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. Christopher then graduated from Dimond High School in 1994.In 1995, Christopher enlisted in the Army and began his career as an 88 M Motor Transport Operator. In 1997, while stationed at Fort Richardson, Christopher and Amber were married. Also that year, their first daughter, Emily, was born. Christopher then took a short break from military service to attend motorcycle mechanic school in Phoenix. After graduation from Mechanics Institute of Phoenix in 1998, Christopher re-enlisted and started the second phase of his Army career at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. It was at this assignment in 1999 that Jessica was born. While at Fort Leonard Wood, Christopher changed to Airborne Infantry. After joining, he was reassigned to Fort Richardson and the 1-501st Parachute Infantry Regiment in 2001. It was here that Christopher continued advancing in his Army career. He was an instructor at the NCO academy. He completed Jumpmaster school in 2005 and was selected as the Enlisted Honor Graduate in 2006 at the Ranger training course. He was deployed to Iraq in October of 2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Christopher was a nondenominational Christian. He enjoyed airplane-model building as a young child, restoring Volkswagen Beetles, snowboarding, snowmachining, four-wheeling, sky diving, mechanics and motorcycles. He loved baseball. Memorial donations can be made at any Alaska USA Federal Credit Union branch to account 1317256. Christopher is survived by his wife, Amber Brevard; daughters, Emily and Jessica Brevard; father, Chris Brevard; mother, Michele Brevard; sister, Kelly, and Kelly's three sons, Joe, Zachary and Aaron Pearson; grandmother, Marilyn Havlin; aunt, Stacey Buskohl; great-grandmother, Rose Conner; uncles, Dan and Mark Brevard; aunts, Robin Boyles and Renee Byrd; mother-in-law, Kathy Mason; brothers-in-law, Danny and Kyle Mason; sister-in-law, Jody Mason; and many relatives and friends in Missouri, Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut and Arizona. Local arrangements are with Witzleben Family Funeral Homes. Memorial at adn.com/obituaries

Fort Richardson National Cemetery
Fort Richardson
Anchorage Borough
Alaska, USA
Plot: Sec MA Site 189

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