Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Army Specialist Christopher E. Mason

Remember Our Heroes

Army Specialist Christopher E. Mason, 32, of Mobile, Ala.

Spc. Mason was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Nov. 28 of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire while on patrol in Bayji, Iraq.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Army Spc. Christopher Mason, who recently told a church congregation of his devotion to his overseas mission, died in a bomb blast in Iraq, his family said.

Garland Mason said his 32-year-old brother, a 1994 Baker High School graduate and a member of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C., was killed Tuesday by an improvised explosive device.

The Defense Department lists Mason as a casualty, but had no other details.

Family members said Mason returned from Iraq about six weeks ago and spoke during a Sunday service at the Life Church of Mobile.

During that speech he talked about how important it was to be in Iraq and was looking forward to returning.

``Folks, you got to dig down deep. When things get tough for you, you got to remember you're in a war,'' he told members of his family's church. ``You're in a battle for your soul, people. You hear me? And it's no joke. The bullets we play with are real over there and the things that the devil uses on us is real over here.''

Army Specialist Christopher E. Mason was killed in action on 11/28/06.


Anonymous said...

My name is Jennifer Farmer and Chris Mason was a very dear friend of mine. I would like to thank you for your website for fallen heroes. Chris was great guy who inspired me, made me laugh and made me want to be a better person. He truly loved this country, was proud to be an American and was glad to serve in Iraq to protect us from terrorism. One of the things that he said to me when he was home in October was, "Jennifer, if I never have anything but the clothes on my back, the truck I drive and a roof over my head, I will be happy and grateful for those things because we are living the American dream. Those people over there do not value life....they just don't care." When I count my many blessings, Chris is one of them. I was blessed to have known such a wonderful man. He will forever live in my heart and mind.

Chris held a strong faith in Christ; he valued his salvation, valued his family, valued his friends, valued his life and always had fun no matter what he did. He always made everyone around him smile and laugh. I never once saw him in a bad mood, I never heard him complain about anything. I ALWAYS heard him thank God for all that he was blessed with. I have peace in knowing that he is with our Father in heaven and is happier now than he ever could have been on this earth. I will forever cherish the memories I have of him and the great times we shared.

I know he will meet me at the gates of Heaven and the love that we shared in our hearts will live on in Heaven as it did here on earth.

Chris comes from a WONDERFUL family and I am honored to know such great Christian people.

Greater Love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Anonymous said...

With men like Chris Mason on our side, we cannot go wrong. He protected our country while on this earth, now heaven has a strong and wonderful angel to help us even more. While I know his family and friends will continue to miss him dearly, the Lord needed him for a much larger battle than the one here on earth. I feel safer knowing that Chris is on our side :0) God bless.

Anonymous said...

I am the father(Garland Mason Jr.)of Chris Mason (Ed), the following links will take you to media accounts, and videos concerning the death of my son. At these sites you can read and hear my son speak of how much he belived in what he was doing in Iraq. His web page has many photos of his life, and others just days before he was killed in action by the terrorist.

Mobile soldier killed in Iraq Thursday, November 30, 2006:

Farewell To A Fallen Soldier Glenn Austin WKRG Channel 5:

Chris Mason's dad speaks out about winning the war in Iraq:

Chris Mason's web page with photos:

Anonymous said...

as a token my appreciation for chris mason's noble, god loving nature, i composed this video of him/for him.


thank you in advance