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Christopher Gudvangen

Christopher Gudvangen

Hometown:

Elk River, MN

Branch:

Marines

Christopher's Bio:

Written by Chris’ wife, Abby

Chris served in the Marine Corps infantry for 10 years and had three combat deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and on the USS New York that sailed around the Middle East and West Coast of Africa. He reached the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 2014.

Chris is a HUGE fan of KQ. We met when he was stationed in Quantico, VA and I was living and working in DC. When we were together on the weekends, he would always listen to KQRS online, and I know he listened online as much as he could while working. He has always talked about his love for KQ and classic rock, and all the memories he has listening to your station with his dad while growing up. His dad unfortunately passed away suddenly while Chris was on pre-deployment leave just before his first deployment to Iraq. He wasn’t able to take any time off to mourn the death of his father because he was called to duty. Whenever we listen to your station together, he always points out the songs that remind him of his dad.

Chris is currently attending Concordia University in St. Paul using the GI Bill, majoring in Education. He’s in his last year of school and hopes to be a Phys. Ed/Health Teacher after he graduates. Not only is he a full-time student, but he also works two part-time jobs.  He is seriously the hardest working person I know, and I’m so lucky to be his wife.

Oh! And we’re expecting our first child in April…. Almost forgot that! He’s going to be the BEST dad!

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Christopher's Playlist:

“Hotel California” – Eagles

“Don’t Bring Me Down” – ELO

“When The Levee Breaks” – Led Zeppelin

“Slow Ride” – Foghat

“Spirit of Radio” – Rush