The family of a soldier from Idaho who was killed in a Black Hawk chopper crash in Afghanistan last Thursday released a statement Tuesday.
Spc. Chris J. Workman was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division at Wheeler Army Airfield.
The 33-year-old soldier was from Boise, Idaho.
His family's statement is as follows:
"Chris was a highly energetic, self reliant man. He was very outgoing and had many friends from throughout Idaho, to include his college friends from Idaho State University. He came from a large Greek and Italian family and had many family members from around Idaho and the Northwest. He loved his family very much, especially his wife Camille and his stepson Cole Hayes. He also loved his dog, a beagle named Lucky. While stationed with the Army in Hawaii, he loved to go to the beach, swim and climb the volcanoes there. He was very fit and his favorite thing to do was fitness and bodybuilding. We want the world to know he will be missed by his loving family and by all who knew him."
The Army said Workman joined the Army in 2009 when he lived in Boise. He grew up in the Rupert area of Idaho and graduated from Minico High School in Minidoka County.
While Workman was an active-duty U.S. Army Soldier and not an Idaho National Guard member, the Idaho National Guard is providing various types of assistance to his family.