SFC Kristoffer B. Domeij
2/75 Ranger Regiment
July 2001 thru Oct 2011
SFC Domeij has the distinction of not only being the US Soldier with the most deployments before giving his life for his country; he was also directly involved in the Jessica Lynch rescue and countless other direct action missions.
Col. Mark W. Odom, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment, described Domeij as:
“…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,”
Known for his professionalism and dedication to duty Kristoffer also had a sense of humor that entertained and encouraged his fellow Rangers.
Remembered by his Battalion Commander as; “a Ranger with unparalleled skill and bravery under fire, 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.” Ltc David Hodne – 2nd Batt Commander
After 14 combat deployments – Kristoffer gave his life for his country on 22 October 2011. SFC Domeij was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
He had already earned the following awards:
Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal with three loops
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal