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gtcrispy
02-03-2010, 11:40
http://news.soc.mil/releases/News%20Archive/2010/Feb/100203-01.html

RELEASE NUMBER: 100203-01
DATE POSTED: FEBRUARY 3, 2010
PRESS RELEASE: Special Forces Soldier killed in Afghanistan

FORT LEWIS, Wash. (USASOC News Service, Feb. 3, 2010) – A U.S. Special Forces Soldier was killed when an improvised explosive device exploded during a patrol Jan. 28 in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
staff sgt rusty hunter christian
Staff Sgt. Rusty Hunter Christian (click on photo for high resolution)

Staff Sgt. Rusty Hunter Christian, 24, was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquartered at Fort Lewis, Wash. He was a Special Forces engineer sergeant.

This was Christian’s first deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. He was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Christian is survived by his wife, Amber two children of Orting, Wash. He is also survived by his mother Donna Ball and stepfather Jim Ball of Kingsport, Tenn; his father, Michael Christian of Laurel Bloomery, Tenn.; and his brother Aaron Christian also of Kingsport.

For further information, media should contact the U.S. Special Forces Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-432-3146 or after duty hours at 910-689-6187.

Click here for bio. (http://news.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/SSG%20Christian%20bio.pdf)

Click here for family statement. (http://news.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/SSG%20Christian%20family%20statement.pdf)

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Abu Jack
02-03-2010, 11:45
Rest In Peace

JJ_BPK
02-03-2010, 11:49
RIP Warrior, Vaya con Dios..

Richard
02-03-2010, 11:49
RIP, SSG Christian.

112thSOLCA
02-03-2010, 12:12
RIP SSG Christian

azmg
02-03-2010, 12:18
RIP SSG and thank you for service

greenberetTFS
02-03-2010, 12:31
Rest in Peace,Warrior...............:(

Big Teddy

FMF DOC
02-03-2010, 12:54
RIP Warrior

vsvo
02-03-2010, 13:27
RIP SSG Christian

Rogue
02-03-2010, 13:43
Rest in Peace,Warrior...............

Bordercop
02-03-2010, 13:55
Rest in peace. Prayers out for the family.

ZonieDiver
02-03-2010, 15:16
Rest In Peace.

18DWife
02-03-2010, 15:46
:( RIP

Trip_Wire (RIP)
02-03-2010, 16:05
RIP Brother De Oppresso Liber

Buck
02-03-2010, 16:39
Rest in Peace Brother, you will be missed

Buck

Tatonka316
02-03-2010, 16:45
Rest in Peace, SSG. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten.

molon labe

head
02-03-2010, 16:47
Rest in Peace, Brother.

Another bad February... :(

jbour13
02-03-2010, 17:20
RIP SSG Christian

Penn
02-03-2010, 18:28
RIP, SSG Christian

Speedgod
02-03-2010, 18:54
RIP Warrior


SG

cowboykpy
02-03-2010, 20:00
RIP, Rusty. You will be missed. Anyone who has info about memorial services please PM me.

The Reaper
02-03-2010, 20:02
RIP, hermano.

Thank you for your sacrifice.

You will not be forgotten.

TR

Parentrooper
02-03-2010, 20:50
Rest in peace, Rusty. I am humbled by your service and sacrifice.

Here is a local story about SSgt. Rusty Christian and how he is fondly remembered by his many friends http://greenevillesun.com/story/307878

Deadhead 63A1
02-03-2010, 21:00
RIP, Rusty.

Dragbag036
02-03-2010, 21:01
RIP Bro

Red Flag 1
02-04-2010, 07:41
Rest In Peace SSG Christian!!

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice!!

Weazle23
02-04-2010, 08:48
SSG Christian deployed in 2006-07 with my current company but left before I got here so I never met him. There are many here who mourn his loss and remember when.

RIP Brother Comanche.

wet dog
02-04-2010, 10:21
Rest in Peace brother, sleep well.

orion5
02-04-2010, 10:45
Very sad. Highly decorated young man, gone too soon. Thank you, Sir.... RIP.

Enigma0122
02-04-2010, 10:47
Rest in Peace, Warrior. God bless you and those you left behind.

swpa19
02-04-2010, 14:43
R.I.P. Ssg and Thank You

LongWire
02-04-2010, 22:03
RIP Brother..............

Go For Broke
02-05-2010, 01:11
RIP

Would also like to thank those who are not in the 1SFG(A) for their attendance. Saw a post earlier about what non-SF think about SF. Apparently SSG Christian's non-SF unit thought highly enough of him to send a Rear-D LTC (CDR?). She occupied a spot in the rear of the chapel for the service, and I am sure she passed some words and a commander's coin (saw her take one out) to his family. Very professional (IMHO), touching, and something for his kids to remember when they get older.

V/R,

Goggles Pizano
02-05-2010, 05:46
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, Amen.
In pace requiescat SSG Christian, thank you for your service.
Dominus vobiscum.

Kingfisher
02-05-2010, 13:13
Rest easy.