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Killingly - Army Specialist Christopher Lee Hoskins, 21, of 50 Westcott Road, Danielson, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, in Ramadi, Iraq, while serving his country.

He was born in New London, on Aug. 7, 1983, the son of Richard Hoskins of Danielson and Claudia (Schiele) Hoskins of Danielson.

Mr. Hoskins graduated from Killingly High School Class of 2001, where he was a member of the wrestling team and was interested in graphic arts. He was a member of American Legion Post #21 in Danielson. His previous employment included Giant Pizza and Big Y of Danielson and as a security guard at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Prior to his enlistment, he worked at Staples in Plainfield.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Kristin Mayo and Erin Hoskins, and a brother, Sean Hoskins, all of Danielson; his maternal grandparents, Louis and Irene Schiele of Kent, Ohio; his paternal grandparents, Bill and Alice Hoskins of Randolph, Ohio; and a niece, Allyssa Mayo. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2005, with a memorial service following at 3 p.m. at Killingly High School Auditorium, 79 Westfield Ave., Danielson. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Killingly public schools to either of the following funds, the Art Department or to the Assistive Technology for Special Education Students within the Killingly School District, 369 Main St., Danielson CT 06239. Please specify fund of choice on memo line of check.

The Tillinghast Funeral Home, 433 Main St., Danielson, is in charge of arrangements.



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Published in The Day on Jun. 26, 2005.
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September 29, 2012
Chris I cant stop thinking of you. I miss u more and more every day. I love you with all my heart..
Erin Marks
July 18, 2011
I miss you soo much chris
Sara Hawkins/Liepke
Sara Hawkins-Liepke
June 21, 2011
To the family and friends of Spc. Christopher L. Hoskins:
Please accept my remembrance of Christopher on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
September 14, 2010
We miss you Chris
Sara Liepke
September 14, 2010
To the Hoskins Family,
We are very sorry. Chirs was a very caring and respactfull young man. He will always be remmbered.
Flo + Lee H.
June 21, 2010
To the family and friends of Spc. Christopher L. Hoskins:
Remembering Christopher on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
March 6, 2010
Miss you every day Chris. You will always be my "second son". Will see you again some day. For now will visit your resting place every December and place a wreath for you.
Deb LeCompte
March 6, 2010
December 12,2009
February 4, 2010
Chris was a good frind of mine. he was a nice person. I didnt get to really talk to him in the end. but he will be missed by all of us.
nikki M
February 4, 2010
chris was a really nice and careing peoson. we dated for a while but in the end we were better as friends and he were really close friend in the end. he was a good guy and a graet friend as well. chris will be missed. he will always be in my heart
sara
February 3, 2010
dear chris,
I miss you so much.I wish that I was there more at the end... U will always be in my heart.. I love you always.
sara hawkins/liepke
February 3, 2010
chris and I had dated for a while and I just wanted thia to be known about his that he is and was the best person in the world. we where pretty close even after we had broken up. chris was nice and he was so sweet. I wish that I could have been there in the end for him.....
sara Hawkins/Liepke of norwich/east hartford
sara Hawkins/Liepke
December 9, 2009
chris and i talked every day he could call when he was over seas. i miss him so much. he was great, and funny
sabrina hebert
June 21, 2009
To the family of Spc. Christopher L. Hoskins:
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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
June 17, 2009
”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,550 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Kenna Larra
June 25, 2008
THIS IS SOMETHING I WROTE AND FELT THE NEED TO PUT IT HERE. I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH CHRIS. MY HUSBAND IS IN THE MILITARY SO I HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART FOR ALL SERVICE MEMBERS.

I awoke one morning,
Tears glistened my eyes
My heart was truly broken
For all the fallen soldiers cries.
He saw his life flash before him
He knew what he wanted to be
He was truly gratefull to God
For he was a soldier on active duty.
For those on active duty
Veterans and fallen soldiers too
You're always in my heart
I thank you for what you do.
We were raised with pride and honor
I believe only a soldier knows
The truth about honor and life
For they are all our heroes.
So this we say to you
With pride and honest love
You're always on the front line
Our angels from above.
AMY COURTEMANCHE (BYRNES)
June 21, 2008
In Memory of Christopher Lee ~ (Debra Estep)
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. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

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


The Other Side –
http://tinyurl.com/3o8gol



Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom and MIL

Remembering The Fallen – Blog
http://tinyurl.com/3z8p55

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
http://tinyurl.com/6gey8b
May 31, 2008
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

His commitment will be forever remembered
Dan
May 7, 2008
Your courage, and dedication at such a young age is well noted by many still in the fight....
YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Sandwarrior mom:
Kernersville, N.C.
j beaupre
May 4, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Spc Hoskins!
March 23, 2008
For all the times I wanted to say I was so proud of you and proud to be your friend. I miss you every day.
David LeCompte
January 10, 2008
I never new you, but, as I met your family after you were gone, I believe that you were a wonderful person, son, brother and friend to all that you new. I know that you are in heaven looking down upon your family, keeping them safe and loving them. You will always be remembered by me as a soldier, and an American Hero. God Bless.
Colleen Smith
October 29, 2007
Remembering Christopher's service and ultimate loss.
He will not be forgotten.
Nor, will you all, his family.
He is a hero and reminds us -
our freedoms are not free!
Sandi Breckenridge
August 17, 2007
Dear Hoskins Family,

I realize there is NOTHING that could be said to you that could ever ease the loss that your family has endured... I wouldn't even begin to try.

I simply felt the need to convey my deepest, heart felt condolences, to those that lived nearest me...

I SIMPLY HAD TO reach out to those that lived closest to me and let their families know that the sacrifice that their SONS & DAUGHTERS have made ARE NOT, and WILL NOT be forgotten, and were not made in vain!

We gladly add your beloved son to our prayers, along with ALL of our other fallen Sons & Daughters!

God Bless YOU and YOUR FAMILY, and "MAY THE PEACE OF THE LORD BE WITH YOU!"


PROUD UNCLE OF THREE (3) "CURRENTLY SERVING" U.S. SOLDIERS
James A. (U.S. Army)
Justin B. (U.S. Army)
Charles C. (U.S. Air Force)
.
Bliven Family
August 16, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 19, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Spc Hoskins and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
June 20, 2007
In Remembrance of this Fine Young Soldier, Spc. Christopher L. Hoskins, who gave his life for our Country and for Freedom.
A multitude of Thanks to Christopher and his family, for his Courage, Dedication and Service.

There will Never Be Enough Ways, to Humbly Thank these Young Heroes, for their Sacrifices, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

"For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
~2 Corinthians 5:1~


May you find peace in knowing the love and memories you have of Christopher, will remain in your heart forever and that this Grateful Country Remembers his Sacrifice.
I am So Deeply Sorry for your loss.
Garnet Jenkins
July 31, 2006
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON FOR YOU. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. STAY STRONG AND GODSPEED. SEMPER FI

A PROUD MARINE MOM
ROBYN GARSIDE
June 9, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Hoskins 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 soon it will be a year since you were taken. You are a hero and you will never be forgotten. I live close to Arlington National Cemetery and each time I am there I visit/honor Christopher. I promise I will continue to visit you.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
March 25, 2006
Our deep sympathy.
Rick & Sue Boucher
December 17, 2005
Thank you for serving this great country of ours. Thank you for what you have given us all.

I will not forget and it's my mission to remind all of who you are and what you have done for us.

Iraq War Heroes

Don't Let the Memory Of Them Drift Away

Q Madp
November 14, 2005
This is for all the times Chris I missed saying I LOVE YOU, and for all the times I cried myself to sleep missing you when you where gone at Boot Camp, Korea, or Iraq...I LOVE YOU.
Erin Hoskins
September 30, 2005
God Bless( Jamie,Navy wife)
Jamie Graves
September 25, 2005
SO SORRY THAT CHRISTOPHER HAS DIED! GOD BLESS THE FAMILY HE LEAVES BEHIND! DIANE
DIANE LARSEN
September 22, 2005
Wanda Cobb & Family
September 14, 2005
To the Family and Friends of Christopher Hoskins,I would like to say how sorry I am on your loss of Christopher,I am praying for you.I am so Thankful to Christopher for his Service in the Army,he was a brave young man and will be remembered as an American hero for the sacrifice he made.You are and always will be in our thoughts and prayers.God Bless you and your Family.
Doris Hocutt
September 10, 2005
My prayers and thoughts are with you on the lost of your son Christopher. I can't imagine the pain that you must be going through. You son was special as he served his country and in so doing so gave his life. May your sons memory continue on in the others that are continuing this battle and may he never be forgotten as we know you will never forget the the BRAVE young man that was your son. May god comfort you in your time of need.
Kathy
September 6, 2005
To the Hoskins Family, My deepest condolences to the loss of your son Christopher.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Marc Witte
Marc Witte
September 3, 2005
to the Family and friends of Christopher I would like to say how very sorry I am for your loss.I am praying for you also as I lost my Nephew Alex on the same day as you lost Chris.I am so proud of these brave young men for serving their country but yet my heart breaks over their loss.To Christopher I would like to say how proud I am of you and the most important thing Thank YOU so very much for your service to your country and protecting us,although I don't know you personally I feel connected to you because my son's name is also Christopher and he is in the Air Force and is in Almogordo New Mexico at this time.I will continue to pray for all of you on your loss of Chris.
Wanda Rosser
July 20, 2005
As a high school teacher its not often one sees a student stopping kids from being bullied. Truly Christopher was and is unique to have devoted so much to his school in assertiveness training for those who fall victim to bullies. Being so far away from the war, it's people like your son that brings it home to me and I commend him more than anyone in the world. He is of the highest calibre.
jack saltzberg
July 8, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hoskins family at this time of loss. We were proud to have known Chris and the great person that he was. We are also thankful for what he has done for our country. God Bless him and his family.
Brian & Jill LaRochelle
July 7, 2005
I am very sorry for your loss, my nephew Brian "Alex" Vaughn was also killed on the same day and same attack as Christopher. We miss him so much and yet we are so proud of him. I will keep you in my prayers and will pray for the rest of our troops to come home.
Thanks Christopher for being a "Hero" and protecting our country.
Kim Rosser
July 3, 2005
To all of the Hoskins family I extend my deepest sympathies. Take some comfort knowing that the whole community is here for you and we are so proud of the hero that was your son, brother, and friend.
Elizabeth Abram (Bernat)
Elizabeth Abram
June 29, 2005
Rick and Claudia,
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time. Know that many people in Randolph care about you and that the your loss of your fine and brave son, Christopher is shared by your hometown. May the Lord keep his hand on your family.
Bill and Beth
Beth Johnson
June 28, 2005
Erin,
I am very sorry for your loss. I am thinking and praying for all of the Hoskins family. Please share my condolences with your family. Love, Abby Palof
Abby Palof
June 28, 2005
Chris was a wonderful brother, friend, soldier... He loved life and his job. He always took time for other people. He was very proud of his job and the fact that the army had provided a path for his future. We thank everyone for there thoughts and prayers during our time of pain. Chris will be buried in Arington, as that is the best way to honor his memory for the great sacrifice he made for this country.
Kristin Mayo (Hoskins)
June 26, 2005
You should be very proud of your son. He must have been very brave and I am thankful for people like him. I am so vert sorry for your loss.`
June 24, 2005
To Christopher Hoskins family, I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all.
Kathleen Trujillo
June 24, 2005
Thank you for your selfless sacrifice for the freedom of others. I am humbled and profoundly grateful for your service. May God bless your family and bring them peace and comfort at this time.
Randy Williamson
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