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Christopher Blake Sainsbury 1986 - 2012
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December 14, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear about Chris, we showed up to the 173rd in Italy the same day as each other and I became friends with the "Ranger" right off the get go. He will be missed!

The Rock! Battle Hard!

SSG Shupert, Christopher R.
December 14, 2012
Dear Mrs Sainsbury, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your dearest beloved Christopher. Ours will be a little more sadder world this day knowing that your good Son has gone on to fulfill his mission with the Great Commander; he will highly thought of as a good man and defender of our nation. Please continue to let his precious Daughter know what a fine Dad he was and let her know that he will always be her special Angel.
December 12, 2012
You always had a smile on your face and made the best of every day. You will truly be missed by all. Thinking of your loved ones through this time of hardship.
December 12, 2012
So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
December 11, 2012
Hello Ma'am, my name is SSG Lary and station in Korea and was reading the safety reports the Army reports. I readed the article about your son and so sorry for your lost and for another brother in arms who we lost as well. I pray his daughter recovers fully, and may God watch over her and your entire family now and forever. May God bless you all during the Holidays as you all go through this time!
December 11, 2012
So very Sorry for your Loss, he is with the Lord now.Continue to pray. May God Bless you and your family.
December 11, 2012
So very sorry for your loss. Your son's service is greatly appreciated.
December 07, 2012
Chris was such a wonderful person. It's not fair to lose such a good man at such a young age. He accomplished so much, though, during his lifetime. He will live on through the happiness he brought to everyone and the memories shared.
December 05, 2012
Susan

I was at the cemetery the day of the funeral. If you will contact me I have a special gift for you and your family. I don't know how to reach you.
December 04, 2012
Susan,

Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting your son, and do not yet know you very well myself, you have touched my son's life in the very short time you have known him. At his age there are very few people a boy wants to let in his life, and whether you know it or not, he has welcomed you with an open heart. If the way you have impacted my son is even the tiniest reflection of the way you raised Christopher and molded his life, his time here on Earth was not unlike what Heaven must be.

With heartfelt sympathy & love
December 04, 2012
I am so sorry for you loss. I knew Chris when he was attending Del Oro, and he was by far the sweetest and nicest person I ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was a friends to everyone. My deepest condolences for your loss.
December 04, 2012
I am deeply saddened that I am too far away to be there today...I am filling today with thoughts, pictures, music, and memories of you. I am sharing your spirit with those around me here. I am smilling with the warmest thoughts of you. You will always be with us, always.
December 04, 2012
May this promise help you cope with your tremendous loss.(Isaiah 2:4) . . .And he will certainly render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore. . .
December 04, 2012
Susan and family; I am so sorry I had to miss Christopher's (aka Max) service today. May you all find Peace in knowing that our Father has another purpose for him and called him because He needs Christopher's help. Bless you all.
December 03, 2012
sorry for your lost
December 03, 2012
Susan and family, We are so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by happy memories. Our prayers are with all of you.
December 03, 2012
"Chris I've known you since 5th grade and will never forget our field trip to San Francisco. I tell that story all the time. your mother, a teacher, I met in 5th grade, your brother, I met in high school. I discovered then how wonderful your family is and my deduction holds true today. You are an adventure hardened spirit and may your newest adventures be ever exciting.
December 03, 2012
Susan, How saddened I am that Christapher (aka Max)has left us much to soon. My heart goes out to you and your family. Christohper had a way of doing things his way and will always be Max. I've been assigned to sub in Renee's class without knowing why she needed a sub, but you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayer tomorrow. Donna Page
December 03, 2012
You were an awesome friend in high school always laughing and making joke I know we
Saw each other a few times after high school. But you were busy fighting for our country and freedom. You were always there to cheer us up if we were having a bad day. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family and daugher. You will be miss buddy but know you are looking down on your family to keep them safe
December 03, 2012
Christopher, you were a true blue friend. Your heart, lightning quick wit, and warm humor always lifted me up. Our families grew together and you are apart of my happiest childhood memories. You always seemed to phone right when I needed you most and I admire you more than anyone I have known. Your friendship and love was enduring and unconditional and you were often the only one I could truly be myself with, especially through rough times. Thank you for singing country songs and Louis Armstrong to me over the phone, for making me smile and for being an amazingly charming and bright young man. I am blessed to have known you! I am missing you terribly. Thank you for serving our country. Thank you for your beliefe in me and for making all around you feel so special and unique in your eyes. I love you forever Christopher. Susan, Elliot, and Leah we are thinking of you and I send you all of my love.
December 03, 2012
To Christopher's family, I was proud to stand the flag line for Christopher as he returned to Sacramento on 11/30/2012, I will be equally as honored to stand for him again tomorrow 12/4/2012. To his mom Susan, his family and friends, I pray that god give you all the strength to live with your tragic loss. To Christopher I thank you for your service to our nation, and I only wish I had the opportunity to meet you, from what your other friends as saying here, you were a remarkable young man. Rest In Peace Soldier, your watch is ended, but don't worry, we have the watch now.
December 03, 2012
Thought my interaction with Chris was limited to youth group in high school, I will always remember Chris as a gentle hearted and sweet person. He always struck me as warm and friendly, and you could see he cared deeply for his friends. I love to see that in people. He will be missed by many. Even in my limited interaction with him, he will leave his mark!
December 03, 2012
Dear Susan and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this season of loss. May you feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. We pray that God heals your aching hearts and that you experience His grace and peace.
December 02, 2012
I remember spending my first Italian Thanksgiving with Christopher and he was the first soldier we ever had over to our house for dinner. He made our house feel more like home. He was a sweet and kind man and I am proud to have called him a friend. My husband and I are saddened by his loss and I have nothing but prayers for his entire family.
December 02, 2012
Although I did not know your son it is obvious from his huge smile that he was a very caring and loving person.I would like to thank him and his family for your huge sacrifice and for all that he has done for our country.I pray that God heals your aching hearts and helps you to get through each day after your tremendous loss. May God bless you and watch over you.
December 02, 2012
Hi Susan, Elliott, and Leah. I bragged on Christopher to all my friends with sons serving in the military, and I know what a tough soldier he turned out to be. I am so proud of him! We need more like him, not less. Our hearts are broken with yours. See you Tuesday.
December 01, 2012
My dear friend Chris, I miss you already. I know the visits you made to me were more heart touching for me than you know and now will ever know. Your picture will remain on the wall in my office. I will add one of the young man and friend I have lost. You will live in my heart though my memories of our time together and through the connection I have with your mom. I know how proud you were to serve. You shared stories with me I will not forget. You loved your family, you told me so. We respected each other for all the good times and the difficult ones. Thank you for each visit you to me, the stories we shared and each lunch we had together, and the love you shared for your daughter. Chris, my heart aches. You gave to your country. Thank you for simply being you, my friend. Mr. Lockwood
December 01, 2012
Susan, Leah, and Elliot,
We are so sorry to hear of Christopher's passing. While I never knew him as an adult, I remember all three kids at Leah's birthday parties and at pick-up times at Karen's. Our hearts go out to you at this incredibly difficult time. We're hoping you can find solace in the wonderful memories you have of him.
Love to you, The Bacharachs
December 01, 2012
Rest in peace Christopher.
December 01, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss....my heart breaks as I have a daughter serving.......I am a BSMA chapter 12..I cannot attend but our President and Historian will be there......Bless your family...He will always be with you in Spirit.......
December 01, 2012
Susan,Family,and all who know Chris:
May you find sincere Love as you face this tragic event. You are in my Prayers
December 01, 2012
Susan: I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. Jan Lynch
November 30, 2012
Susan, I am so sorry to hear this. Your family has had to endure more than your share. Please know that you are in my payers
November 30, 2012
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Christopher Blake Sainsbury our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Christopher. And to Christopher it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedoms while deployed with the U.S. Army. Christopher, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Christopher's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
November 30, 2012
Susan, Leah and Elliot – Please accept our sincere sympathy! Christopher was a loving son, brother and father. His memory lives on through Austin and you. He is now an Angel in heaven watching over your family.
November 30, 2012
Susan, Elliot and Leah, Our thouughts and prayers are with you as you are facing the hardest time of your life. Having to say goodbye to a son and brother at such a young age. We do not know why these things happen but know that Christopher is looking down on all of you. We remember when he was born and what an adorable baby he was. He grew up to be a fantastic young man who served our country and made us all proud. He made you smile and laugh and we will never forget his wonderful smile. Rest in Peace Christopher. Love you, Cousin Rich and Pat
November 30, 2012
Susan, so very sorry you lost your son. As tragic and life changing as it was to lose Jim, I can't begin to imagine losing our son Anthony. Be strong, take care of yourself and your family. Try to think of the favorite memories that make you smile when you think of him.
November 29, 2012
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Words cannot express a mother's sorrow. My heart aches for you and your family. My condolences and prayers go out to you. I have already told my adult and young children how I feel about seat belts and I will never forget to emphasize the importance of wearing them. Every time I tell them to put on their seat belt, I will think of Christopher.
November 29, 2012

To the family of SPC Siansbury,
Im terrible sorry for your loss chris served with us as a paratrooper here in the 173rd and will never be forgotten. May god help you through these hard time. The members of Destined company 2/503rd ABN keep the family in our prayers and our brother will never be forgotten.
SGT Cyrus, Wesley
SKY SOLDIERS
November 29, 2012
Dear Susan,

"My sincerest condolence on the loss of your son, you and your family will be in my prayers."

Kevin Wheeler
November 29, 2012
Susan, Leah, and Elliot - Dan and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss. What a total shock! Although we never met Chris, we can tell that he was a great son and brother, as well as a loving father to Austin. Please accept our sincere sympathy!
November 29, 2012
Chris, you were a great friend. You were love and more... Thanks for making the years iv'e known you memoriable. I will miss you alot. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.
November 29, 2012
I have no words! I am shocked and saddened to hear about Christopher. Susan, Elliott and Leah you are in my prayers. Find comfort and peace in your memories and keep each other close. His memory lives on in his daughter. Gosh it seems like yesterday that the kids were in the afterschool program...just babies. Please call on me if there is anything I can do to help during this very difficult time.
November 29, 2012
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. May all be comforted by the wonderful promise: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore, the former things have passed away."
November 29, 2012
Dear Susan, Leah and Elliott,
Our hearts ache for you. We cannot be there physically, but we are with you in spirit. Love, Ed & Erica
November 29, 2012
Susan, We are so sorry to hear the news of your son,Christopher,passing away last week. Our deepest sympathies for you and your family. You are in our prayers, at this time, to help you cope with this difficult moment.Be strong and remember we are here if you need someone to talk to. God Bless
November 29, 2012
Chris,
You were such a good friend, and more.
We will all miss u very much
It broke alot of peoples hearts to loose you and if tears could build a stairway and all the heartaches make a lane, we would walk are way to heaven and bring you back again
November 29, 2012
Chris we never saw eye to eye on a lot of things, and I regret a lot of what happens between us. But you were always a good person, and always one of my good friends in high school. I will miss u buddy, gods speed.
November 29, 2012
He was a great guy and friend to everyone. He made my highschool years fun with his humor and caring nature. We didnt stay close after highschool but my thoughts and prayers go out to the family. ?
November 29, 2012
Susan, My heart aches for you too. I know your sorry having lost my first born daughter in an accident 12 years ago. Life has never been the same. Take good care of yourself and find something you can do to honor his memory.
November 29, 2012
My heart aches for all of you ... There are just no other words. I will miss Christopher very much!
November 29, 2012
So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and the family. I can tell you are very proud of him. God Bless
November 29, 2012
Susan, Elliot, & Lea - I was shocked & saddened to hear of Chris' death. He was such a strong & vibrant young man. He gave so much to our community and our country. God Speed Chris...
"Live a good life...and it in the end it's not the years in the life, but the life in the years that matter."
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