TEXAS (WXYZ) - A local family is mourning the loss of 21-year-old Private First Class Christopher Sroka, a Michigan soldier who died in a Texas apartment fire last week just shy of his first deployment.
Sroka enlisted just six months ago and was stationed at Fort Hood. His family describes the 21-year-old as a driven young man who had just been promoted in the army rankings during his basic training.
“If you ask anyone about Christopher, they talk about his huge smile-- how he was always laughing and how well he treated people,” said Samantha Sroka, Christopher’s sister. “He is going to leave a huge hole in all the lives he has touched. Christopher will live on in our hearts forever.”
Christopher’s viewing will be held Sunday, September 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the D.S. Temrowski and Sons Funeral Home at Common and Hoover in Warren.
Sroka was a graduate of Fitzgerald High School in Warren.
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