“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”
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Kris was born in Georgetown, Guyana and was the oldest of three children. Known to family and friends as Romeo, he graduated from Thomas Stone High School in 1995, and enlisted in the Navy on September 1, 1995. In May 2001 he was stationed at the Pentagon at the CNO Telecommunications Center where he quickly qualified in three watch stations and was well on his way to success. On September 11, 2001, IT2 Bishundat had reported for work as ordered, excited about the fact that OPNAV TCC’s Voice Communication Office had just been relocated in the newly renovated wing of the Pentagon. His zeal for education, zest for life, and love of his family and friends will forever grace the many lives that he had touched. As a testimony of his selflessness and dedication to honor, courage and commitment, the USS Shreveport has established the Information Technician Second Class (Surface Warfare) Kris Bishundat Learning Media Resource Center, housing nine computer terminals, educational materials, and a small literacy collection for over 700 Sailors and Marines onboard the ship. He is missed dearly by his father, Bhola; mother, Basmattie; and sister, Danita and Devita.