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God Speed Ranger

Amazing men doing incredible things and some pay the ultimate price.  We lost a good one:

A U.S. Army Ranger from San Diego has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Sunday.

Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer Domeij, 29, was killed Saturday in Kandahar province when his unit was attacked by the enemy with an improvised explosive device.

Domeij enlisted in the Army in 2001 and joined the 2nd Battalion, 75thRanger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington in 2002. He was on his 14th combat deployment.

He was 19 when he joined and my guess is he enlisted soon after Sep. 11th.  He is one of the incredible unsung heroes who not only sought out the toughest duty he could find, but apparently reveled in it. The man was a warrior.

And, between all those deployments he had time for family:

Domeij 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.

His wife should be wearing a scroll too.  The unselfishness and bravery of the family are often overlooked, but raising two young daughters during 14 deployments and the stress they bring is hero’s work.

God bless and be with the Domeij family and God speed Ranger Domeij.  Your duty is done, warrior.