U.S Air Force Tech. Sergeant Kristoffer M. Solesbee, aged 32, from Citrus Heights, California was killed in action on 26th May 2011 in Shorabak district, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
TSgt. Solesbee was part of a unit that was hit by the blast of an improvised explosive device (a homemade bomb), detonated by insurgents.
He served with the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron based at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
In the same incident, USAF Staff Sgt. Joseph Hamski lost his life.