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JJ_BPK
10-24-2011, 03:29
I think this is the 1st CST volunteer to be lost?

RIP Lt White, Vaya con Dios..

(Team Sergeant Edit, I posted the USASOC article instead of the civilian news article. Also added the Rangers that were KIA.)


RELEASE NUMBER: 111023-01
DATE POSTED: OCTOBER 23, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Army Special Operations Soldiers killed in combat
U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs

1LT Ashley White FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Oct. 23, 2011)—Two U.S. Army Rangers and one Cultural Support Team member were killed in action Oct. 22, during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Killed were:

1st Lt. Ashley White, 24, was assigned to the 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, Goldsboro, N.C., and attached to a joint special operations task force as a Cultural Support Team member.

Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Pvt. 1st Class Christopher A. Horns, 20, was assigned to Co. C, 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

All three service members were killed during combat operations when their assault force triggered an improvised explosive device near Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

A native of Alliance, Ohio, White was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Medical Service Corps Officer after receiving a commission from Kent State in 2009. White is survived by her husband Cpt. Jason Stumpf of Raeford, N.C., her parents Robert and Deborah White, twin sister Brittney and brother Josh, all of Alliance, Ohio.


SFC Kristoffer Domeij
A native of San Diego, Calif., Domeij enlisted in the U.S. Army in July, 2001 and joined the 75th Ranger Regiment in April, 2002 where he served as a Ranger Joint Terminal Attack Controller. He is survived by his wife, Sarah and daughters Mikajsa and Aaliyah of Lacey, Wash.; his mother Scoti Domeij of Colorado Springs, Colo., and his brother Kyle Domeij of San Diego, Calif. Domeij was on his 14th combat deployment in support of the War on Terror.

A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Horns enlisted in the U.S. Army in July, 2010 and joined the 75th Ranger Regiment in March 2011 where he served as an assistant machine gunner and automatic rifleman. He is survived by his parents Larry and Tamara Horns, and his sister Tiffany of Colorado Springs, Colo. Horns was on his first deployment in support of the War on Terror.

“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.

“Ultimately Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Horns represents everything which is great about the United States. He placed his fellow Rangers, the Regiment, and his nation before everything else in life,” said Odom.
“Lt. White, a member of a Cultural Support Team, played a crucial role as a member of a special operations strike force. Her efforts highlight both the importance and necessity of women on the battlefield today.”
The 75th Ranger Regiment has been continuously deployed to Afghanistan since October, 2001.

“Sgt. 1st Class Kris Domeij will be dearly missed by the men of 2nd Ranger Bn. He was 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,” said Lt. Col. David Hodne, commander of 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment. “This was a Ranger you wanted at your side when the chips were down. He and his family are very much part of the fabric that defines 2nd Ranger Bn. He is irreplaceable…in our formation…and in our hearts.”


PFC Christopher Horns
“On his first combat deployment, Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Horns demonstrated all the qualities we look for in our U.S. Army Rangers. Courageous and disciplined, he lost his life while pressing the assault in an area known for insurgent activity,” said Hodne. “He earned the universal respect of seniors and peers alike. We will honor his service and remember his sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Horns family.”

“This Battalion mourns the tragic loss of 1st Lt. Ashley White. Ashley was an incredibly talented officer and teammate who lost her life while committed to making a difference in our effort in Afghanistan,” said Hodne. “She demonstrated a level of quiet courage that set the example for others to follow, and we will never forget her sacrifice. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers.”

For more information, the media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs office at (910) 432-6005 | (910) 494-1589 | (910) 813-9536.

Dusty
10-24-2011, 03:41
Prayers out

Pete
10-24-2011, 06:10
RIP 1LT Ashley White

Raeford National Guard officer killed in Afghanistan

http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/10/24/1132251?sac=Home

"Ashley Irene White always pushed herself to be a better person, according to her family.

So it came as little shock when White, a first lieutenant in the North Carolina National Guard, volunteered to be part of an elite team of women soldiers who work alongside Special Operations forces.......... '

greenberetTFS
10-24-2011, 06:30
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior...........:(

She was just a simple soldier and her ranks are growing thin
But her presence should remind us; we may need her like again,
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.
If we cannot do her honor while she's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give her homage at the ending of her days.

Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:
OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY. (author unknown)

The passing of our soldiers often go unnoticed and unsung by most of the world, remembered only by family and friends. Wish it were not so. May she RIP, her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Edited to add:

God Bless,Rest in Peace,Ranger Warriors..........:(

I realize it's a Canadian song,however I believe most appropriate for this occasion...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrkgV5bl7kQ

Big Teddy

TrapLine
10-24-2011, 06:54
Rest in peace Lt. White & Rangers Sgt. Domeij and Pfc. Horns. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Prayers out.

Goggles Pizano
10-24-2011, 07:01
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti amen.
In pace requiescat Ma'am. In pace requiescat Rangers.
Dominus vobiscum.

Penn
10-24-2011, 07:29
RIP Lt. White, May God Bless and Keep you always.

rdret1
10-24-2011, 09:02
RIP 1Lt White.

TOMAHAWK9521
10-24-2011, 09:41
Rest In Peace, 1LT White

glebo
10-24-2011, 09:47
RIP Ma'am, thank you for your service, and prayers and condolences to her family, loved ones and friends...

RIP

f50lrrp
10-24-2011, 10:08
RIP, LT White

Viking
10-24-2011, 10:49
Rest In Peace Warriors

mcmac61
10-24-2011, 11:33
Thank You all for your sevice and may God be with each one of you and your Families.

1stindoor
10-24-2011, 11:45
Rest in peace.

Guy
10-24-2011, 12:17
Thank you for your service and may you all RIP!

Red Flag 1
10-24-2011, 13:47
Rest In God's Peace Heros.

ZonieDiver
10-24-2011, 14:05
Rest In Peace, 1LT White, SFC Domeij, and PFC Horns .

Team Sergeant
10-24-2011, 14:50
Blue Skies Warriors, 1st Lt. Ashley White, SFC Kristoffer Domeij, & PFC Christopher Horns

Surgicalcric
10-24-2011, 17:10
Rest in Peace...

Abu Jack
10-24-2011, 18:28
Rest In Peace Warriors

The Reaper
10-24-2011, 19:38
RIP soldiers.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

TR

akv
10-24-2011, 20:17
Rest in Peace and Thank You

BOfH
10-24-2011, 20:35
RIP Warriors, thank you for your service and may G-D avenge your blood.

Agoge2
10-24-2011, 21:05
Rest in Peace, Soldiers and thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. You will not be forgotten!

hakuda
10-26-2011, 10:26
RIP Rangers and 1LT White. Sincere condolences to the families.

I had the privilege of knowing 1LT White. She spent a week or so with our unit preparing to try out for the CST team. Awesome attitude and very knowledgeable.

Buffalobob
10-27-2011, 11:24
She had they courage to volunteer and go and do things others only talk about. The Army has lost a good soldier and the world has lost a good person.

BuLL3t1789
10-27-2011, 14:38
To the family and friends of all these brave soldiers. I'm sorry for you loss.

frostfire
10-27-2011, 14:42
sent shivers up my spine...

Rest in peace, soldiers

SF_BHT
10-27-2011, 15:49
RIP Lt

Baht Dog
10-27-2011, 17:46
Rest in peace Patriots.