Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Christopher D Worrell

Virginia Beach, Virginia

April 22, 2010

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
35 Army SSG

702nd Combat Support Battalion, 4th Stryker Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

 Died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a non-combat related incident.

From Bob Patrick: 04/22/13 Today, PGR of WA executed a memorial mission at the request of SSGT Worrell's mother. We laid flowers at the grave (located at Tahoma Nat. Cem.) on the 3rd anniversary of SSGT Worrell's death.

‘An amazing soldier, and an even better father’

The Associated Press

Chris Worrell could often be spotted in the spin class his wife taught at the YMCA, usually as one of her students.

David and Vivian Kind of Lakewood, Wash., wrote in an online memorial that they met Worrell and his wife, Laura, in 2007. They recalled him as a man who loved his family and his country.

“Chris was always a gentleman in class, always willing to lend a helping hand,” the Kinds wrote. “Chris and Laura were great together, the hero and the teacher.”

Worrell, 35, of Virginia Beach, Va., died April 22 in Baghdad of injuries sustained in a noncombat-related incident. He was assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. His family said he died while on his third tour of duty in Iraq, where he had been since September.

The soldier’s brother, Patrick Worrell, said Chris graduated from Green Run High School. He had been in the military for 13 years.

“He planned on it being what he did with his life,” Patrick Worrell said. “He was just very happy to serve.”

Jeremy McGill of Marietta, Ohio, wrote in an online memorial that Worrell was “an amazing soldier, and an even better father” to his two sons, ages 12 and 5.

“He always had a smile on his face, no matter where we were,” McGill wrote.

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