A memorial site to honor those U.S. service members lost in Iraq and Afghanistan through profiles, photos, Guest Books, and Moving TributesTM Legacy.com In Remembrance
Brought to you by The Gazette Friday, October 30, 2020
[ Return to home ]
In Remembrance In Remembrance
Spc. Christopher A. Golby View/Sign Guest Book
Spc. Christopher A. Golby

View/Sign the Guestbook


Share your story with
others and get expert
advice at LegacyConnect.
Age:   26
Hometown: Johnstown, PA
Date of Death: 1/8/2004
Incident Location: Near Fallujah, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance)
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Four days before he died in Iraq, Spc. Christopher A. Golby talked with his parents via Web camera. "He was laughing. He was joking. It was great," said his father, Ronald Golby of Johnstown, Pa. "He loved his job. He loved to fly. I''m proud of him." Ronald and Dawn Golby had gotten to see their son for a week in November, and were looking forward to his return home in March. Golby, 26, was killed Jan. 8 when a Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter went down near Fallujah, Iraq. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. Christopher Golby planned to become a pilot when he left the military, although his father said he thought of fostering his interest in computers and persuading him to work at his business in nearby Richland. "He was always there to help me," Ronald Golby said. Survivors also include his wife, Sonya, and sons Dylan and Sean.
Source: Associated Press
Obituary also posted in:  

Printer-friendly version    E-mail to a friend