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Age:   27
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Date of Death: 11/27/2004
Incident Location: Duluiyah, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 1st Squadron, 4th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Unit's Base: Schweinfurt, Germany

Jeremy E. Christensen never did anything halfway, either in work or in play. Take Thanksgiving: His preferred activity wasn't a relaxed game of tossing the pigskin with the family. "Full-contact football," said his younger brother, George Hunt Jr. "No pads." Christensen, 27, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Nov. 27 when his tank was destroyed by a roadside bomb during a combat patrol north of Baghdad. He was based at Schweinfurt, Germany. He grew up in the Portland area and signed up with the Army National Guard at age 18 and attended Mt. Hood Community College. Once Christensen was a civilian again, he moved to Idaho to work as bail bondsmen and later moved to Albuquerque to serve as office manager with the company. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Christensen decided to re-enter the military. He said "that's too close to home. I need to go and serve my country, and keep you guys safe," said Gerri Jimenez, a co-worker and friend. "He was prepared for the war. He wasn't scared." He is survived by his mother, Linda Hakes; stepfather, Rick Adamek; and father, George Hunt.
Source: Associated Press
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