Christian F. Vissers, USA, Vietnam Vet, Ellicott City, 23 Dec

National Condolence Thread

It is with sadness we note the passing of Christian Frank Vissers.  He was lost on 19 December 2011 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Chris graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1967 and also completed training at the US Army Ranger, Airborne, and Armor Officer Schools that year. A combat veteran of Vietnam (1968-69), he served with the 11th Armored Cavalry. He earned his Juris Doctor (with honors) from The George Washington University Law School (1973) and was an honors graduate of the Judge Advocate Generals Corps Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. A member of the US JAG Corps, he was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Virginia, United States Court of Claims, and the United States Court of Military Appeals.
He then served as an Appellate Attorney with the US Department of Justice before joining Baltimore Aircoil Company, retiring as General Counsel after 26 years of service. A long-time member of the Maryland Defense Force, Colonel Vissers was Chief of Staff until stepping down in 2010 due to illness. He volunteered with Pets on Wheels and the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Community Living and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore with his devoted sidekick, Boomer, a yellow Labrador retriever.

Our heartfelt condolences to all his family and friends.

The family has invited the Patriot Guard to stand in respect for Chris.  It will be an honor.

Ride Captain:  Mark Krause, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Friday, 23 Dec 2011 – Funeral Service
Rally Time: 1000 hrs
Rally Location:  St. Paul’s Parish, 3755 St. Paul Street, Ellicott City, MD.
Weather for Ellicott City on Friday is forecast as early morning showers, high of 52.  Dress appropriately for your ride, cage or scoot.

We will form our flag lines prior to the arrival of family and friends for the funeral service.  This will be a flag-line detail only as interment will be at a later date.  Please remember to bring your 3’x5’ US Flag for the flag line. 

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