Army Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Hake, 26, of Enid, Okla.
SSgt. Hake was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died March 24, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device on March 23. Also killed were Pfc. George Delgado, Pfc. Andrew J. Habsieger and Cpl. Jose A. Rubio Hernandez.
Senate honors Enid soldier
The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Senate paid tribute Tuesday to an Enid soldier killed Easter Sunday in Iraq.
Army Staff Sgt. Chris Hake was one of four soldiers who died when their vehicle was blown up by a roadside bomb in Baghdad.
Hake was a squad leader on his second tour of duty in Iraq with the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.
Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, said Hake “carried a passion for serving his country and community that inspired everyone around him. His leadership and patriotism were an example to all of us.”
Hake joined the Army after graduating from Oklahoma Bible Academy in 2000. He married to Kelli Short of Stillwater in 2004 and the couple had a son, Gage, in 2006
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Hake was killed in action on 3/24/08.
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