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May 18, 2015
This Memorial Day I will remember Chris. We had a group of kids that used to camp out behind Monticello many years ago. Chris was a part of the crew. We'd make camp fires, tell jokes and turn in to the the neighborhood misfits after dark. All good fun. I remember the first time I met him thinking how small he was. That thought didn't last long after his dry wit kicked in. Some of my fondest memories were spending time with Chris. I hadn't seen him in years. He was a great guy with a huge heart and the world is a smaller place without him in it. He is missed and thought of. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Chris.
May 26, 2014
Lt. Barnett had the busiest and most dangerous job in our company. In the rough and gruff world of military deployment he was one of the few who always treated everyone with respect. I don't think I ever hear a mean or angry word escape his lips.
December 22, 2013
Still think about you every single day, can't believe it's been 9 years..
June 21, 2013
so sorry for your loss he is an angel still , protecting us and hining his light on us brian hanson
April 10, 2013
My name is Kaye Cochran. I live in Mooringsport, La. Our son, Kip served with Lt. Barnett. Kip has a "letter to the family" that he would like to share. I am trying to contact his wife, Amanda or parents, Bob and Judy, if anyone can help, please contact me at 318 458-6595...thanks....our prayers continue to go out to all of Chris's family
December 24, 2012
December 23, 2012
To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Christopher W. Barnett:
Always remembering Christopher. "Some gave all."
May 13, 2012
Remembering and honoring Chris on this day.
December 24, 2011
December 23, 2011
To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Christopher W. Barnett:
Please accept my remembrance of Christopher on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
December 23, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
January 15, 2011
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
December 24, 2010
To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Christopher W. Barnett:
Remembering Christopher on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
August 04, 2010
This is the way he will always be, FREE
July 14, 2010
Watching CNN last night the American Hero popped up and there was Chris's name. I couldn't belive it.I met Chris when he was stationed in Germany.My husband was his squad leader.He used to spend a lot of time with us.The last time I saw him he took us to the airport when we were leaving to head to Fort Hood.He was one of the sweetest and funniest person I have ever met.Rest in peace,Chris.
August 04, 2009
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January 01, 2009
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Christopher, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. He is my hero. !

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The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

The Other Side –
(To hear the song)


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
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Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
December 23, 2008
Its been four years today since you left us for a better place. Keep an eye on us in the 256 as we prepare for our future deployment. There's not a day I don't think about you and the other soldiers of our unit that gave the ultimate sacrifice. We will share laughs and jokes again one day.
LTC Thomas Friloux
December 23, 2008
To the family of 1st Lt. Christopher W. Barnett:
Christopher gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
October 30, 2008
November 2nd you will have turned 36. After 4 years gone you are still a bright light in our hearts and minds. We think of you everyday and know that one day we will all be together again.

We love and miss you.

Dad and Mom
May 18, 2008
To the family and friends of 1st. Lt Christopher W. Barnett, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. What he has done for our freedom will not be forgotten. May God comfort and bless your family.
March 20, 2008
To the Family of Lt.Barnett I would like to extend all of my Prayers and Love. Chris was the best Lt. I have ever been blessed to work with. His love is never ending and his memory will last forever beyond the ends of time. I will never forget that faitful day. For on that day the world lost an excellent leader and an even more wonderful person as family member. I will honor you everyday for the rest of my life. "God Speed" Lt. "First to Fight"
March 17, 2008
He is missed every time I think of the time I spent /w him in the unit. Heaven is a better place /w him there.
October 22, 2007
Dear Ms. Judy,

I am only now hearing of your loss. But, I know that memories live on forever. I remember how proud you were whenever you spoke of Chris. He was a very nice person. You and your family are in my prayers.

LaSaundra Patton Matlock
October 07, 2007
A Soldier Isn't Gone Until He's FORGOTTEN... We will never Forget. Sister of 1st Sgt Michael S. Curry (KIA 7/23/07 Afghanistan)
July 31, 2007
If this person can stand in battle to ensure my freedom, then I will stand in grief with his/her family to honor him/her. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guest book for the rest of my life, but I promised LE RON A. WILSON (a dear friend KIA 7/6/07, 18yrs old) that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.

Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
December 24, 2006
I cannot believe two years have passed since Chris left us. We have managed to grieve and move past the pain, as he would have wanted. Always the jokster. We miss that about you Chris. I cannot remember a moment in my memory when you were not smiling, laughing, or making someone else do the same. We love you and miss you very much. But we are strong. And we will move on. But we will also remember...never forget. Love always.
December 23, 2006
With the holidays upon us, as well as the 2nd anniversary of the day 1st Lt. Christopher W. Barnett gave his life for our Country and for Freedom. It is my honor to remember this Brave Young Soldier.
May Christopher, rest safely in God's Loving Care and know that he is a True American hero, that shall Never Be Forgotten.
May the Peace of the Lord continue to be with the Barnett family.
There will never be enough ways, to humbly thank these Heroes, for their Supreme Sacrifice, my brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 12/6/67

"And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,
there shall be no more death,
nor sorrow, nor crying,
there shall be no more pain.
For the former things have have passed away."
Revelations 21:4

May you find peace in knowing the love and memories you have, will remain in your heart forever and that this Country remembers Christopher's sacrifice.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
September 26, 2006

June 20, 2006
Still missing you buddy.
March 24, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Barnett family in the loss of Christopher. I did not know Christopher, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Christopher it has been 15 months since you were taken. You are a hero and you will never be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
January 14, 2006
The world is a little darker since you are gone . It is a great honor to be able to call you a freind. Gonna miss ya Brother! See you on the Green. Sound The Charge
January 11, 2006
January 10, 2006
Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

This is a verse that I have found to be comforting to me during my husbands death. Remember that when it seems that no one else is round, God is still there with you! And he will be your rock!

My daughter,McKaLyne, and I send our heartfelt sympathy for your loss! God Bless this warrior, God Bless those whom serve freedom's cause! They are our true HERO's!!!!

If you need anything, please feel free to contact me!!!

Wife & Daughter of the Late
Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford
KIA May 23, 2005
November 11, 2005
Chris, thanks for everything you taught me and the rest of your tankers. miss you
October 07, 2005
Dear Jody, Bob, and Amanda, and Jim. I am extremely sorry to hear of your loss. I last heard from Chris in early December when I received an email from him only a few weeks before his death. Chris and I served in the Army together in Colorado, where we were roommates for a short time. Chris was one of the finest soldiers I have ever known and was one of my best friends. While we had drifted apart, I always enjoyed the chance to catch up with him and enjoy his sense of humor. He even took the time to travel to my wedding and be one of my groomsman. Since we usually only spoke once or twice a year, it was only this week that I tried to send him an email and got it returned. I then discovered the horrible news. I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost one of my most valued friends. If there is anything I can do for any of you, please let me know. I would love to share stories of such a great friend. Thank you,
Joe Bradley
October 04, 2005
Thank you for covering my six buddy. It was an honor to serve with you in Iraq in the Cav Troop. It was a bigger honor to have you as a friend. I miss you man.
September 06, 2005
1st Lt Barnett was an amazing individual. I had the honor of serving with him in Iraq and was in the vehicle directly behind him that day. My deepest sympathy to his family and those that new him well. He cared for every soldier around him and was truely and inspiration to us all. I will never look at that day the same.
August 08, 2005
May 31, 2005

I am so sorry for your loss. There is nothing that I can say to take away the pain. I understand your pain because on April 23rd Ed died due to lung problems as a result of the cancer treatment and pneumonia. If you need anything please let me know. I love you.

May 11, 2005
To the Family:
LT Barnett was my LT. He was more than that though, he was like my father, brother and friend. He taught RED Platoon how to survive, all through FT. HOOD, FT. IRWIN, and in IRAQ. Serving with him was the greatest honor I have ever had. On bad nights in IRAQ during patrols he would always come up to me and tell me that what we are doing is worth it. I wish he was still here as his presense comforted us and gave us the strength to carry on.
April 01, 2005
March 13, 2005
Thank you for your sacrife for this country and our freedom
January 05, 2005
To the family of Chris Barnett,
What a wonderful man to have given his life for his country as well as countries abroad.In my book he is an hero even better an "ANGEL". Thank the Lord for the time you had with him on this earth, and one day you will be with him again in paradise.
Thanks Chris! Kourtney Waguespack
January 04, 2005
To the family of Chris,
Chris and I were friends several years ago at LSU. We worked together in the LSU START program. Chris was so talented and everyone just loved being around him. I was shocked to hear that his life was cut so short. I pray that we all remember him by living our lives doing things that we love to do and doing them with passion.
January 03, 2005
Peter and I meet you and Chris at a whirl wind Baskin Robbins night. As sweet as the ice cream was, the two of you were even sweeter. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Hilary Marse
January 01, 2005
My heart felt sympathy goes out to the family and friends. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful soldier to protect our families. God Bless you and your family.
January 01, 2005
Girl, when I heard about your husband, I was very disheartened. I remember you always talking so highly of him, during our meetings in Livingston. Please keep in touch, and I hope to be able to help, in any way possible. Im sorry!
January 01, 2005
Dear family members of Chris Barnett,
My heart and prayers goes out to all of U. To Chris's wife and parents, please know U have been in my prayers. I read all news about Chris's death and funeral, what a wonderful person. I feel blessed that Chris was protecting all of us in this life. I deeply know that Chris is in a greater place.
My thoughts and prayers will continue for Chris and his family.
Thank you for sharing Chris and all his memories for the pass days.
May God Bless All of U,
All Ways,
Always, Fay
January 01, 2005
I don't know the family, I just wanted to extend my heartfelt symphathy to them on the loss of their soldier. He was a brave person to do what he did and for his efforts the world will be a better place. Our prayers are with you and we know that he is in heaven looking down on all of you now and always. His love will comfort you forever!! God Bless You!!
January 01, 2005
Thanks Chris,you gave your all.
December 31, 2004
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your husband, son, brother, and soldier. Know that the families of the 256th Brigade share your loss and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
December 31, 2004
True heros' do all that they do without wanting recognition. They serve for the good of all and not the good of one. Chris is certainly a hero in the truest sense of the word. He will be missed deeply. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who Christopher touched.
December 31, 2004
My deepest sympathy to all the Barnett family. Chris will never be out of our lives because he will never be forgotten.
December 31, 2004
My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Judy and family. Chris will forever be remembered as a true American HERO. May God bless you today and always.
December 30, 2004
My prayers are with the Barnett family. I will always remember Chris as smart and funny, and a joy to be around. Always, I will owe him and his comrades a debt of gratitude that cannot be repaid. Judy, you and your family are so much in my thoughts. God Bless You.
December 30, 2004
Thank you Chris for helping make this country what it is. You are a HERO.
Our prayers are with the family.
Jr and Patsy Brignac
Livingston, La.
December 30, 2004
I never had the pleasure of meeting your son, but I would like to say that he is definitely a Hero. If it wasn't for him and the hundreds of thousands of men and women fighting this war, we would not be a Free America. I know he gave his life for me and for millions like me and I would like to thank Him and you his parents for all your courage. My heart and prayers go out to you at this time. Hopefully someday all the men and women will come home, safely if God permits it. I have a nephew in law in Iraq and I worry about him and his family and pray that he makes it home o.k. Let's all pray that this war is over soon.

Janice Mire
9212 Lockhart Rd #8
Denham Springs, LA 70726

December 30, 2004
I cannot even begin to express the overwhelming grief that we feel at the loss of our friend, Chris. I can honestly say that I have never met a more decent, loving, and selfless person in my life. He was a soldier, a leader, a patriot, and a very dear friend.

Amanda, you will always remain in our prayers. Chris's unwaivering love for you will never fade, but remain eternal and ever-present through your family and friends.

"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For you are with me." Have faith. God will provide for you, for Chris, and for both of your families. We love you all so much.
December 30, 2004
I lost my fiance` PFC David Burridge in September. There is little that can be said to comfort those who knew and loved Chris. But what always helped me was knowing that he died defending something, his country and those he loved. My heart goes out to the family and loved ones. Keep your head up and his spirit alive.
December 30, 2004
"...we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain" We extend our sympathies to the Barnett family and endeavor to keep Chris' memory dear. As a Hero, Patriot, Defender of Freedom and Liberty. Thank You. The Mack Family
December 30, 2004
Carl and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Amanda and his family. We are truly blessed to have known Chris and to have our own special memories of him as our friend. He always knew how to make us laugh. He was the kindest and most courageous man we knew. He will be in our hearts forever.
December 30, 2004
We send our condolences to the Barnett Family. We did not know Christopher personally, but we do know Jim and Kim Barnett, Chris's brother and sister-in-law. May the Lord bless and comfort his wife and family in this time of loss. We are extremely honored by his service to our country. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
December 30, 2004
With deep appreciation for a hero who gave his life to defend freedom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, his family and friends. The request to take care of Chris's men, in lieu of flowers, was deeply touching. God bless you all and bring you consolation and peace.
December 30, 2004
"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal". My prayers are with you. Former Unisys employee, Linda Shaw
December 30, 2004
Judy & Mr.Bob I know at the moment your heart has been broken.But in God's time it will mend.Chris will forever be a srong memory to everyone that knew him..Yes he was a friendly person just like his mother and father..My heart goes out to you both also his wife strong - there will be a rainbow after the storm.. we're here if you need us .all of your unisys co-worker friends
December 30, 2004
Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, may god bless and keep you strong
Shanda Delmore
December 30, 2004
Thanks so much for your selfless duty that protects us. Thoughts and prayers are lifted up to all of the family and friends as they honor and remember a true hero! From a family who supports and appreciates our soldiers that protect us in their every day duties.
December 30, 2004
I just wanted to say that your family is in our prayers and that christopher is a HERO in our eyes and heart.
December 30, 2004
I worked with Chris at Unisys and he was the best, fun to be around, and always thoughtful and caring. I would like to convey my condolences to his family. I am going to miss him very very much.
December 30, 2004
I do not know anyone in the Barnett family, but want to extend my sympathy for your loss. Chris' life and accomplishments will go toward making a better life for everyone in this country. God bless you...
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
December 30, 2004
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
December 30, 2004
Thank you Chris for serving your country so bravely and honorably and thanks to your family for their incredible bravery. You made this country a better place. I know God will have you with him this day.
December 30, 2004
Chris you are a HERO to all who knew you. I thank you for your bravery and for your sacrifice for our country. My prayers are with your family and may God's peace comfort them.
December 30, 2004
My heart, my love and prayers are with all of you in this time of sadness. My cousin died doing what he loved, serving our country. I am a better person for having had my wonderful cousin in my life to share the joy, the love, the laughter and all the good times with him and those are all of the wonderful memories of him that I will hold close to my heart, and so will every person whose life Chris touched. Chris, to us you are, and always will be our hero and we love you and will miss you terribly. God Speed and God Bless You all.

Sandi,Uncle Dick, Jason and Keith
December 29, 2004
My heart and prayers go out to your family at this time.Thanks to Christopher Barnett for making the ultimate sacrifice for our country.To his wife, you are truly a brave woman and may God be with you in the days to come.Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 29, 2004
May God in all His goodness bless every member of Chris's family during this time of sorrow. with so much love and prayers, betty
December 29, 2004
My heart goes out to the Barnett and Nugent Families in the loss of Christopher in a land so far away, while serving our country trying to protect us here at home. Thank you Chris, from the bottom of my heart, for your service, your devotion to duty and for your courage...may we always remember you when we think of the real heroes in our lives. May God bless you and your loved ones.
Bob Sigafoes
December 29, 2004
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I know that my cousin died for a good cause. He will be missed deeply especially at the family reunions. He was a wonderful person and I will cherish his memories always.
December 29, 2004
December 29, 2004
My thoughts & prayers go out to Chris' family. I would like to thank him for serving our country. May you find peace during this difficult time.

God Bless!!!!!
December 29, 2004
May God bless and keep you in your time of mourning. Pep and I will dearly miss Chris! He was one of the few soldiers whose hands I never worried about handing my husband's life over into. We hated leaving the 108th Cav to move to Missouri, and we hate not being there for you even more! You will be in our prayers daily and we will be here for you no matter how far away we are. Love In Christ, Pep, Debbie, Amanda, and Ethan Peplow
(Heep, Heep Op, "Chris, Why do I always get the hardest ones?")
December 29, 2004
My thoughts & prayers are with Chris' wife and family. My husband, Tommy Friloux who is deployed, knew him well and would also like to send his thoughts & prayers to you. May God bless & comfort you always.
December 29, 2004
Extending my deepest sympathy. I did not know Christopher but he will forever be one of my Heros - a soldier gone home to be with the Lord. Rest in peace.
December 29, 2004
God Bless Your Family!
December 29, 2004
I am the aunt of Chris' longtime friend, Scott Ital. My husband and I, along with most of my family met Chris on two occasions. One was when he and Scott went canoeing with us about two years ago. Another time he went with our entire family to eat at Middendorf's. There was another time I spoke to him when he was working at a computer company. I am sorry I was not able to know Chris better. He was a very nice, warm individual that had a great sense of humor. I know that Scott thought the world of him and because of that I know he must have been 'one of the good guys'. I am truly sorry for your loss.
December 29, 2004
May God, comfort each of you during this time of great sorrow.
December 29, 2004
may god bless and comfort each of you during this time of sorrow. I know he will be greatly missed and to his wife, may god continue to surround you with his angels.
December 29, 2004
I had the pleasure and honor of working with Chris on the "web development team" at the Dept. of Transportation. I'll always remember him for his indefatigable smile that seemed to accompany him everywhere. He was the kind of person whom his company was always welcomed, his opinion was valued and his trustworthiness was unquestionable.
His “military stories” will always be remembered. Sometimes you were never quite sure if he was “pulling your leg” while telling them. Yet, based on my memory of the military, his stories sounded just crazy enough to be true. He had a knack for always finding something interesting to share with his co-workers, which would always be accompanied by his “grin”. His grin, of course, would seem to make the story that much funnier or unusual.
In our numerous discussions about the military, I was always glad that he was “on our side”, and grateful for his continued service.
December 29, 2004
My thoughts and prayers are with the Barnett family at this time. Thank you to Chris for his sacrifice that will help insure my daughter and the millions of men women and children who will benefit from this greatest of all sacrifices.
December 29, 2004
Chris, you are a HERO in all our hearts!!! Thank you for your service to our country. May God Bless your family during this difficult time. Our prayers are with them.
December 29, 2004
Our hearts are heavy with regret for the loss of Chris. He was a truly remakable man, a good friend to our son Scott Ital and will be missed terribly. Our best memories are of a conoe float trip he took with our family several years ago. We will cherish all of these memories and keep you in our hearts and prayers.
December 29, 2004
You are in our hearts and prayers, Chris was a dear friend to Scott our son. We have wonderful memories of Chris that we will cherish always. God bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow.
December 29, 2004
Thank you Chris for fighting for our freedom . It's people like you that make this country what it is. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.