Army Staff Sergeant Rusty Hunter Christian died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan on 28 January 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was 24 years old, of Greeneville, Tenn. Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Force Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 November 1985
  • Date of death: 28 January 2010
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Greeneville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group
  • Conflict: Afghanistan
  • Battles: Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with one campaign
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXV, Top Panel
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