SGT. CHRISTOPHER N. GONZALEZ
Hometown / City: WINSLOW, AZ NAVAJO
Date of Death: Monday, May 14, 2007
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Unit: COMPANY A, 1ST BATTALION, 15TH INFANTRY, 3 BCT, FORT BENNING, GA
Birth: Feb. 8, 1982, USA
Death: May 14, 2007, Iraq
Army Sgt. Gonzalez from the Navajo Nation enlisted in 2001. The military was his life. He served two tours in Iraq and did an 8 month tour in Korea. Chris may have been, as many of his friends described him, a happy-go-lucky guy. But not so happy-go-lucky he didn't anticipate his own death. He had planned every detail of the service, down to the soundtrack accompanying a 25-minute slide show of his life that followed the videotaped memorial, an odd juxtaposition of belligerent Toby Keith tunes and sentimental love songs for his wife and son. Christopher was qualified as a Sniper and was carrying out his second tour of duty in Iraq when he was killed at age 25. Preceded in death by his son Joey N. Gonzalez . Buried in a Private Cemetery in Winslow Arizona. Bird Springs Full Gospel Church.
15th Infantry Regiment
3rd Brigade Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Benning, Ga.