SPC Krystal M. Fitts

  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: Houston, TX
  • Date of Birth:
  • Date of Death: 07-17-2012
  • Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Unit: st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Port/Base: Fort Bragg, N.C.

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  • Krystal was a down to earth, no nonsense young woman with a bright mind, a quick wit, and a stellar smile. She was a magnet, people just naturally gravitated towards her. She was funny and impulsive and loved her family, her pets, and she longed to have a family of her own one day. She wanted to go to school to do something in the medical field, either respiratory therapy like her mom, or perhaps radiology to do something different. Whatever she did, she did with gusto. When she was being mischievous it was quite a thing to see. One of her favorite things to do, was to hide things from people. We are still looking for some stuff, lol. She loved "pound puppies" and if you were on the receiving end of that one, you know that being a man was bad timing in that moment. She wanted very much to travel and see the world, to have a bright and beautiful future. She gave all she had...even in the end. There is just so much you could say about this lovely young woman that there is just very little way of knowing where to we get bits and pieces....but she was down to earth and wanted to do so much. So everyday that you are living....don't wait until it today...say it today, because tomorrow might be too late. God bless and keep them all. Charlie Rock! Hoorah!

    Deanna Bailey, Mother
  • Krystal with new rank during deployment   copy

    I am so proud of you and your service to our country. I don't understand God's reason for calling you home so soon, but I have to trust HIM and His plan. I know that you were doing what you wanted to do, and for that I am proud of you also. You found your voice, your courage, your strength, and you were an inspiration to many. A great friend, a wonderful woman, and a great character. You were my first born and you made me a better person...both you and your brother...I thank God every day that He allowed me to be your mom. I thank God that He kept you from knowing what hit you and that you went quickly and without pain. I thank God that you are with Jesus and that one day I will see you again when God says it is my turn to come home. You are very much missed and loved by a whole bunch of people. You made me proud to be your mother, and you made me laugh, you made me cry, and you made my day when I could just hear your voice or see you pop up on the chat line and say "MOMMA"!!! because even though it was chat....I could hear your excitement in my head repeating from all our talks. I miss you so much and there isn't a day that goes by that so many people ask about you. Don't worry about us down here baby girl....we're gonna be alright....because you were a bright and shining star....extinguished too soon, but God's plans are not our plans, and God's ways are not our ways...but He knows what must be. So in trusting His plan....I have faith I will see your smiling face again someday. I love you with all my heart and long to hold you one last time. You are gone but NEVER forgotten, and you will never be alone. I love you. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and your sense of humor. Thank you for helping Tiffany and your other battle buddies find a different outlook and find themselves smiling just because you were in the room. I love you Special K. -

    Deanna Bailey, Mother
  • This Thanksgiving as we gathered for our dinner our family prayed for our brave young Soldiers who provide us with our freedom.
    I am saddened by your loss, and so very greatful for her life. I do not know your Daughter, but after reading about her it galvanized me to contact all the Gold star families represented on this site.
    Thank You,

    Lloyd Jaquez,
  • Although I did not get the opportunity to meet Krystal, I would like for you to know that I am very appreciative for her service. I am truly sorry for your loss. I am certain that she watches over you. Many blessings to your family

    Glen Peckinpaugh,