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Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Henderson, Killed Jun. 17, 2007, Transition Team member

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 26, 2009

Three transition team Soldiers died of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle June 17 in Panjway, Afghanistan.

Killed were:

Capt. Joshua E. Steele, 26.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Henderson, 35.

Sgt. 1st Class John M. Hennen, 26.

Steele was an active duty engineer serving on a transition team assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is North Henderson, Ill. He entered the Army in December 2002.

Henderson was an active duty infantryman serving on a transition team assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is Hillsboro, Ore. He entered the Army in August 1991, and he deployed with the 1st Inf. Div. transition team in January 2007. This was his first deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

Hennen was a mobilized Army National Guard infantryman serving on a transition team assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is Vinton, La. He entered the Army National Guard in December 2003.

To date, 112 Fort Riley Soldiers have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

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