On Fe­bru­ary 15, 2018,

Ultimate Diesel Builder's Guide - - Editorial -

we lost a mem­ber of the UDBG Fam­ily, Chris Stroud. He was a great young man who leaves be­hind his lov­ing wife Tracey and young daugh­ter Brin­ley.

I have known Chris for al­most as long as I have lived here in Ten­nessee, and I shot his home-built 2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD for a fea­ture and wrote the ar­ti­cle more than four years ago. The ar­ti­cle ran in only the sev­enth is­sue of UDBG, mak­ing Chris and his fam­ily very proud to see his hard work rec­og­nized. He had a great pas­sion for all things diesel and was an ex­cel­lent source of knowl­edge for Du­ra­max trucks in par­tic­u­lar, help­ing friends and strangers alike with prob­lems or ques­tions they may have had with their trucks. Chris and his good friend Kyle Tate res­cued me at the Beans Diesel Per­for­mance sled pull in 2011 when I nearly passed out track­side from an un­di­ag­nosed atyp­i­cal-pneu­mo­nia. The two of them helped me to a truck, laid me down on the tail­gate and drove me back to my car so I could run the AC and cool down while my wife fin­ished shoot­ing the event. I ended up in the hos­pi­tal for 9 days less than a week later with ma­jor lung surgery and a dif­fi­cult re­cov­ery. Chris al­ways looked out for the other guy; and my wife and I are very glad that he helped us that day!

We will cer­tainly miss see­ing his warm smile at events and are re­minded of the frailty of life. Be kind to your fel­low man and never for­get to tell (and show) your friends and fam­ily that you love them!

UDBG. Chris’ 2006 GMC was fea­tured in the April/may 2014 is­sue of

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