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Roger Henry Christiansen, Lt. Colonel USAF, (Retired)September 05, 1933 – February 22, 2014
On Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the age of 80, Lt. Col. Roger H. Christiansen of Alexandria, VA. died peacefully at the Halquist Inpatient Hospice Center in Arlington, VA. He was born in Oak Park, IL. on September 5, 1933.
He graduated from Illinois Tech University and received his Master’s in Electrical Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology.
He was the son of the late Henry Christiansen and the late Gudrun Pedersen. Survived by wife, Carol, four sons, two daughters, 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and brother, Warren of Winchester, TN.
His career included 25 years in the United States Air Force as a pilot, engineer, and decorated Vietnam Veteran in which he served his country faithfully. His secondary career was VP & GM at PRC of McLean. Roger loved playing golf and was an avid skier.
His inurnment with honors will be determined at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center at http://www.capitalcaring.org/join-us/donate/ or the Wounded Warrior Project at httpp://support.woundedwarriorproject.org
Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 2, 2014
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March 04, 2014Carol and family, Sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. He was a powerful presence when we worked together at PRC.~Glen Moss, Yuma, Arizona
March 03, 2014Carol and family, Roger was like one of my brothers. He was a good man and a great golfer. I was his best man at your wedding Carol, sorry for your loss! I will miss him! Love Carl Tinebra~Carl Tinebra,Folsom, California
March 03, 2014SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, CAROL AND FAMILY. I WILL MISS ROGER, I ALWAYS LOVED PLAYING GOLF AND BEING WITH HIM BY CARLS PLACE IN CA. GREAT GUY~~ BOY COULD HE HIT A GOLF BALL. LOVE.~DONNA AND JOE TINEBRA FROM WISCONSIN
March 03, 2014I am so sorry for your loss. May the Most High God comfort you during these difficult days. (Psalm 83:18)~D McCarthy, Arizona
March 02, 2014So sorry for the loss of your loved one. May memories comfort you and prayers strengthen you as our heavenly Father gives you the courage to endure the days ahead, 2Thess.2:16,17~New Jersey