Bergen County firefighter, Marine is killed serving in Afganistan
By The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
January 15, 2010, 11:59AM
WESTWOOD -- A nine-year member of the Westwood Fire Department serving in Afghanistan that was scheduled to return home in May was killed in action Thursday, a report on NorthJersey.com said.
Sgt. Christopher Hrbek, 25, was serving with the Marine Corps when he stepped on an IED in the Hamal province, according to the report. A 2002 graduate of Westwood High School, Hrbek was due to receive a bronze star for saving the life of his sergeant major who stepped on an IED last month. Hrbek was planning to become a drill instructor in the Marines.
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01-15-2010, 03:11 PM #1
Another Loss for the Fire Service and Country
01-15-2010, 03:32 PM #2
01-15-2010, 03:35 PM #3
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01-15-2010, 03:49 PM #4
RIP Sgt. Christopher Hrbek.
Sad day for New JerseyStay safe!
01-15-2010, 06:18 PM #5
You are a true hero.Jason Knecht
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01-17-2010, 12:23 PM #6
01-17-2010, 03:40 PM #7
May you rest in peace.I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
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