Oct 5th 1982 – Oct 22nd 2011
Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, of San Diego, Calif., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA died Oct. 22, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Domeij died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. “Sgt. 1st Class Domeij was the prototypical special operations NCO—a technically and tactically competent Joint Terminal Attack Controller and veteran of a decade of deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan and hundreds of combat missions. His ability to employ fire support platforms made him a game changer on the battlefield—an operator who in real terms had the value of an entire strike force on the battlefield,” said Col. Mark W. Odom, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment.