Army Ranger killed on his 14th Deployment – An American Hero
MilitaryConnection.com honors this hero and sends our sincere condolences to his loved ones. RIP.
Sgt. First Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was killed Saturday in Kandahar Providence in Afghanistan by a hidden roadside bomb. He was on his 14th deployment having served four deployments in Iraq and another nine in Afghanistan. Dorneij was awarded two Bronze Stars. He will be awarded posthumously his third Bronze Star according to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
First Lieutenant Ashley White, 24, a Cultural Support Team member, and fellow Ranger Private First Class Christopher A. Horns, 20, who was on his first combat deployment were also killed. Domeij’s battalion commander, Lt. Colonel David Hodne, characterized Domeji a “one of those men who was known by all as much for his humor, enthusiasm, and loyal friendship, as he was for his unparalleled skill and bravery under fire.”This was a Ranger you wanted at your side when the chips were down… He is irreplaceable … in our formation … and in our hearts,”
Domeij is survived by his wife and two young daughters and from Lacey, Washington. He grew up in Southern California and Colorado. Domeji has the distinction of becoming the Ranger with the most deployments to date killed in action.
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