This Memorial Page Established by-Suzette DeTulio
In Honor Of:Pfc Ryan D Christensen
Pfc Ryan D Christensen United State Army

        Ryan was an only Child of Suzette DeTulio. Born on March 16th 1983, today Ryan would have
been 28 years old. Ryan was an active kid, who loved video games and would have to always have
the latest one. He also had a passion for drawing, especially Japanese animation. Ryan wanted to
design his own animation video game. Computers well where do we begin, he excelled with them.
Ryan was a sponge when it came to information that he wanted to know. He pretty much taught
himself. He could fix any ones computer.
    Family was very important to him as well as friends. Ryan strongly believe no matter who you
were you should be treated equally the same as anyone else. He was very talented no matter what
he did.
    9/11 had a strong impact on him. His uncle lost a friend in the towers. Ryan had a picture of the
twin towers that he took when he was in high school. After 9/11 he went to ground zero and took more
pictures that he carried with him always. He join the Army the following August, we didn`t realize what
an impact until after. Whenever he was home he made a trip to New York. Ryan did his Basic
Training at Fort Benning  Ga, Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon Ga. He was in
Communications, assisted in management of a robust and reliable Voice and Data Network. He
was at Camp Humphrey in Korea for a year and 5 months after that he was deployed to Iraq with the
3rd ID from Fort Stewart Ga.  He was happy with himself and his accomplishment and the way his
life was going. Before he left for Iraq he gave      his mother away at her wedding 12-31-04. On
Thanksgiving Day 2005 Ryan died from a drug resistance bacterial infection that he contracted in
Iraq 3 weeks prior
to his death!

Awards & Decorations

1.)    Army Commendation Medal     
2.)    Good Conduct Medal
3.)    National Defense Service Medal
4.)    Iraqi Campaign Medal
5.)    Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
6.)    Korean Defense Service Medal
7.)    Army Service Medal
8.)    Bronze Medal
9.)    A Tree at Warrior Walk Fort Stewart Ga.
10.)    A Plaque at the Cove Of Remembrance Fort Huachuca Az.

September 24, 2012
Suzette DeTulio
Chaka Freeman
Thank you for writing on ryans tribute page I`m sorry I didn`t respond last year but didn`t know you
could until today well IO guess you realize Ryan didn`t get his computer skill from me. If you get this
and are in the area Sunday Stop by his mile marker and introduce yourself. Thank you again for
your kin
Ryans mother, Suzette
Adam K Musgrave
My cousin Ryan was a great kid and left for war as such. He returned as a man and I have deep
admiration for his service and contribution to the efforts in Iraq. I miss him dearly as do all the
family. May he rest in peace and his service not be in vain...

September 20, 2012
I am trying to find someone I can give this too, a dog tag with Ryan's face on it and first cousin is
inscribed on the back was found. I would like to give back to family not sure how. Please contact me
at my email Thank You
Rania of New York, NY

May 31, 2011
Chaka Freeman
i attended the wake of Ryan i went to high school with him how sad i was to find he had past i
watched a program last night on tv where they showed his picture in tribute what a great kid that was
Pfc. Ryan D. Christensen

United States Army
KIA 24 November 2005, Iraq
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22, of Spring Lake Heights, N.J.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade
Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Nov. 24 at the Medical University of
Charleston in Charleston, S.C., of a non-combat-related illness identified Nov. 10 in Balad, Iraq.