SUFFOLK, NY, USA
CPL, A CO, 1ST CEB, 1ST MAR DIV, CAMP PENDLETON, CA
TAQQADUM, IRAQ 07/21/2007
Corporal Scherer’s parents created a web site in honor of their son. It contains many beautiful tributes to and wonderful comments about this outstanding human being.
Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Sinclair spoke at Chris’s funeral he said the following: “Chris’s platoon commander called him the most likable Marine in the platoon, no one griped or had a bad day if Corporal Scherer had anything to say about it. Lieutenant Douglas Orr told me that though the living conditions in the field have been harsh over the past two months, and the marines have been working and fighting in 120 degree temperatures while wearing body armor and carrying ammunition, weapons, water, and equipment that typically weighs over 70 pounds for each marine, he never heard Chris complain or even question their circumstances – not once. Not ever.”
Lieutenant Orr added “For starters, there was his sense of humor – paradoxically at its best when stress and privation were highest. Most notably, he had an uncanny ability to lift spirits with his voice impressions. He was a superb mimic of more actors’ voices and accents than anyone could count. One of his favorites was that from the movie Jaws…”Captain, I think you better get a bigger boat.” He would often say this when things got particularly rough.”
Chris’s parents remind us “It was comforting knowing that even on the battlefield Chris exemplified the positive characteristics we saw in him everyday as a son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend.”
Through pictures, poems, and emails from his family, friends, and fellow Marines, we hope you will join us in celebrating the life of our son Chris.
“Our mission is to make one minute of one day just a little bit better for a Marine who is serving in harms way.” Corporal Christopher G. Scherer Semper Fi Fund