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November 30, 2004
Soldier from Oregon killed in Ad Dwlayah, Iraq
 
Soldier who grew up in Oregon was killed when the M1 Abrams he was in was destroyed by a roadside bomb while on mounted combat patrol in Ad Dwlayah, north of Baghdad, Iraq on Nov. 27, 2004. Specialist Jeremy E. Christensen, was the driver of the tank and was assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Armored Cavalry Division based in Schweinfurt, Germany.
 
Born Sept. 24, 1977 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the family moved to the Portland area and Christensen attended Centennial and Sam Barlow High School befpre receiving his GED while attending Mt. Hood Community College.
 
He began his military service with the Oregon Army National Guard as a member of the 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery headquartered in Portland, Ore. After completing six years of service, he joined the inactive National Guard for the duration of his eight year contract.
 
As a civilian, he and his best friend, Jeremy Hubbard, moved to Idaho as were employed as bail bondsmen. Christensen was then offered and accepted a managerial position with the same company in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
Immediately following the events of 9-11, Christensen enlisted in the U.S. Army, as he felt as an American he needed to do something to combat this type of terrorist activity.
 
He is survived by his mother, Linda Hakes and soon to be stepfather Rick Adamek of Newberg, Ore., father George Hunt; brothers, Jeremy Hubbard, George Hunt Jr., and Adam Beykovsky all of Oregon; sisters Katie Hanson of Washington; twin sisters April and Amy Beykovsky; grandmother Janice Entenmann and stepmother Kathy Beykovsky.
 
Attached are photos of Jeremy from his initial boot camp graduation and more recently a photo taken in Iraq, which he referred to as his GQ shot.
 
The family will be available to the media on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. at the McMinnville National Guard Armory, 333 Armory Way adjacent to Evergreen International Airport.
 
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Contact:

Maj. Arnold Strong, 503-584-3885
Capt Mike Braibish 503-584-3886, cell 503-932-5805
Kay Fristad 503-584-3917, cell 503-931-5179