Chris's family and friends asked that I convey their deep appreciation to all of those who attended the ceremony and especially those who took part in the salute.

At the Homecoming ceremony, Chris's mom, Marie, sang the National Anthem acapella in perfect pitch and tone. A prayer was offered and a moment of silence to remember Chris. Many of the Skirmishers in attendance formed up for a live fire salute to Chris. The salute was fired in 3 volleys commanded by Dave Booz.

Chris was the type of person that, once you met him, you felt like you've always known him. He was kind, generous, and great fun to be around. He will be sorely missed in the Carolinas Region and by the Palmettos.