Passing of a Warrior


December 25, 2002, 10:25 PM
Received from Pat Rogers, via the API/Gunsite list.

Another Warrior to guard the gates.



The Holiday Season is a terribile time to pass on bad news, but it

Chris Dwiggins passed last night at home.

Chris was the Training Coordinator at Gunsite, and a retired SF MSgt- among other varied and interesting job titles.

He was also the Reserve TacMedic for the Yavapai County SWAT Team.

He was a True Warrior.
We are diminished...


Pat Sends


Some facts about Chris:

Chris has an established and well-respected reputation in military special operations and intelligence related activities. He was the author of a seven volume series on "Sensitive Intelligence Studies". Chris had over twenty-six years in the U.S. Army and Joint Special Operations with emphasis on sensitive overseas assignments. He was experienced at teaching Resistance Techniques to select personnel and a graduate of Department of Defense High Risk Survival S-V91-A.

Chris was a seasoned operator with 18 years in the field and 5 years as a Staff Officer to Special Forces with worldwide experience. He speaks Spanish fluently, and is a qualified interrogator and intelligence analyst with four years in Latin America. Chris has been assigned to nearly every country in Central and South America. He trained active duty personnel to SNOWCAP assigned to Columbia and Peru. Chris received an award from Drug Enforcement Administration for outstanding contributions to drug law enforcement. After retirement, he served two years with joint US Department of State/Policia Nacional de Colombia (Grupo Operativo) program attacking cultivation, production and transportation of cocaine and heroin in Colombia.

Chris Dwiggins has extensive experience training US and foreign nationals. He was an advisor to a 1,600 man Salvadorian Infantry Brigade engaged in combat in 1989-90, and organized, trained and advised foreign troops in several other Latin American countries. He is a former Senior Instructor at the US Army JFK Spcial Warfare Center and School.

Chris is also a Special Forces Medical Sergeant and served with the 3rd, 5th and 7th Special Forces Groups. He is proficient in trauma management, acute care, third world public health care programs, and he worked for foreign health care systems. Chris has been licensed as a Registered Nurse for thirty years, and he is recognized as a Superior Graduate from the US Army Sergeant Major Academy.

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December 25, 2002, 10:38 PM
He will be missed.

December 25, 2002, 11:15 PM
He was way too young to die! :(

Ala Dan
December 26, 2002, 04:02 AM
Sorry to hear of his passing; may GOD bless his survivor's!

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

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