Thursday, October 29, 2009

The ultimate price for freedom paid

Thank you for your service to our community and country Sergeant Staats. Our prayers are for you, your family and friends.

Also for Spc. Green. My condolences to all of your family and friends as well.

Services set for GI from Fredricksburg


A rosary will be said at 6 tonight in Fredericksburg, with funeral services there Friday, for Army Sgt. Christopher Neil “Chris” Staats of Boerne.

The 32-year-old Fredericksburg native died Oct. 16 in Afghanistan when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device that also killed fellow Texas National Guardsman Spc. Anthony “Gabe” Green, 28, of Yorktown.

Staats’ family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. at Schaetter Funeral Home at 301 E. San Antonio St., where the rosary is planned. A Mass of Resurrection is set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 306 W. San Antonio St., followed by a private burial.