Chris Workman's family remembers him as a brave soldier
Jennifer Auh sits down with Chris Workman's family - remembering his life and legacy as a heroic soldier. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
The family of an Idaho soldier killed in Afghanistan is in mourning.
Chris Workman’s brother said he could not believe his own brother was one of the four soldiers killed last week, when a black hawk helicopter went down during an operation to evacuate Afghan police officers.
"I don't know what to say, you know, and the phone just hangs in your hand. It’s very, very emotional," said Harry Workman, Chris’ brother.
Sergeant Chris Workman, 33, grew up in Rupert. His brother said Chris was always ‘on the go.’ He loved being active and exercising.
He also has fond memories of hunting trips together. Harry said his brother always wanted to join the army, but went to college and worked for a few years, before following through with that dream.
Chris leaves behind a wife and stepson. His sister-in-law said Chris' wife is trying to stay strong for her son.
According to Harry, his brother was very happy and content, after joining the army. Harry is comforted to know his brother died a hero.
The Workman's are waiting to hear additional details about Chris' death from the military. They have not yet set a date for his funeral.