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September 20, 2004
Memorial services Sgt. Benjamin Isenberg
 
Salem, Ore. – Sgt. Benjamin W. Isenberg is home with his Lord.
 
He gave his life on Sept. 13, 2004 in Iraq, fighting for a cause he very much believed in. Ben was an honorable, Christian man who loved his Lord, his family and believed in his Country.
 
He left behind his wife Rachel, sons Jeremiah 4, and Kraig, 2 of Sheridan, Ore., parents Lt. Col. Robert & De Ann (Pourroy) Isenberg of Moscow, Idaho, brothers 2nd Lt Trevis Isenberg, currently assigned to Ft. Ruecker and Tim Isenberg, Oregon, and sister Tanna.
 
Ben was born in Grafenworh Germany on Sept. 22, 1976. He was raised in Oakdale, Calif., and moved with his family to Dallas, Ore., in 1993. He graduated from Dallas High School, in 1994 and from Western Oregon University in 2000.
 
Ben joined the Oregon National Guard in 1995. He participated in the State Shooting team, the Honor Guard and represented the State of Oregon in various shooting competitions. He was working for the Oregon Department of Forestry when he was called to serve with his National Guard Unit in Oct. 2003. He arrived in Taji, Iraq, in April of 2004 with Company B, 2/162 Infantry.
 
Ben loved the out- of -doors, hunting, fishing and four wheeling. Most important to him was living for Jesus and spending time with his family.
 
Ben and Rachel were grateful for the "Freedom Phones" set up on the military bases for the soldiers to call home. Please support our soldiers by donating to this or sending telephones cards for use by our troops serving overseas.
 
Memorial services for Sgt. Ben Isenberg will be at 10 a.m, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 at the Church of the Nazarene, 917 S. Bridge Street, Sheridan, Ore. From there, the group will travel to Willamette National Cemetery for internment services where Sgt. Isenberg will receive full military honors.
 
Cards and letters can be sent to the family in care of the Adamson Sheridan Funeral Home, Post Office Box 10, Sheridan, Ore. 97378.
 
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