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Oddly, when we reflect on events of our past, we often realize how they have affected our future and our current reality. Chris was my best friend and brother for my last two years of high school at White Oak and then throughout college. I was in my first semester of graduate school when 9/11 happened, and I immediately joined Army ROTC out of emotion. I met my wife through ROTC and we now have a beautiful son, Gaven Noel-Christopher Straight [check out the middle name]. Anyway, I was only in the Army for 14 months when I sustained a horrible injury to my cervical spine. Eventually, I underwent surgery and had my spine rebuilt as 1/3 of it is now titanium. The Army deemed me unfit for duty and today is my last day on Active Duty.
I have been trying to find a site for Chris or the "cheetah: for a long time. Chris was one of my first friends when I moved to Swansboro. My father knew his mother from work. I miss Chris very much and wish his family the best. I am very sorry for their loss. Chris always made me laugh and I have very fond memories of him singing Michael Jackson' "Bad" on a karoyoke machine at my house. I am hoping to find a picture of Chris because I want to make a shirt to wear in rememberance of him. My condolences---Amy smith Williams.
To a dear sweet cousin and friend who will be sadly missed by friends and family.. May you rest in peace and 1 day may we all be reunited on the other side Love ya man