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7/3/2013 7:47:00 AM
Decorated soldier recruits others
Staff Sergeant Christipher Holub
Staff Sergeant Christipher Holub
Christipher Holub, proud of his service, is now an Army recruiter.
Courtesy Photo
Christipher Holub, proud of his service, is now an Army recruiter.
Courtesy Photo

Diane DeHamer
Feature Writer

Most people are not aware that July 1 was the 40th anniversary of the "all volunteer" Army.

Staff Sergeant Christipher Holub of Chino Valley is very proud that he volunteered into the U.S. Army at the age of 18.

"I just wanted to serve my country and see the world," said Christipher.

"When I was deployed to Iraq it was a whole new world, but I was excited to finally be doing what I was trained to do, to help liberate an oppressed nation," he added.

Christipher said he has traveled and seen so many interesting countries that he never would have seen if he hadn't volunteered for the Army.

During his deployments, the Army Commendation Medal and the Purple Heart for wounds he sustained during a patrol in Bagdad.

"Even though I was wounded, I didn't want to leave my comrades, and after a few weeks I was back with my soldiers. The soldiers in my squad are like my brothers, you make friendships that last a lifetime," he said.

In 2012 Christipher, his wife Yvonne and their children moved to Chino Valley after he received his orders to be a recruiter at the Army recruiting office at Gateway Mall in Prescott.

"I like to be able to assist young men and women in a career that they may not have thought about. The Army offers many opportunities to enhance their education, leadership skills, confidence and all while serving their country," Christipher explained.

He appears to be one of those young men who is destined to do great things in the Army and seems to enjoy all aspects of the military.

"The Army has taught me many leadership qualities, and I will continue in the service as my lifetime career.

"I'm privileged to serve in one of the strongest Armies and to help protect the most powerful free nation in the world," Christipher said.

He can be reached at the Army recruiting office at 1-877-767-8957 or 928-600-0847.

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