James M Christen

James M Christen

Birth
USA
Death 19 Jul 2011 (aged 29)
Kunar, Kunar, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60 Site 9735
Memorial ID 73695657 · View Source
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Staff Sgt. James M. Christen, 29, of Loomis, Calif., died July 19 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Staff Sgt. Christen's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart (both posthumous), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Star, Iraq Campaign with Star, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Profession Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge. This was Staff Sgt. Christen's third deployment overseas. He previously served two tours in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Christen enlisted in the U.S. Army June 22, 2000 as an Infantryman.


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 21 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73695657
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James M Christen (10 Jul 1982–19 Jul 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73695657, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .