An insurgent bomb claimed the life of US Army Sergeant 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, age 29, from Colorado Springs, Colorado, along with two other soldiers on 22nd October 2011 in Kandahar province. Sgt. Domeij was serving with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.
He joined the Army in July 2001 after graduating from Rancho Bernardo High School, and joined the 75th Ranger Regiment in 2002, where he served as a forward observer. This was his 14th combat deployment.
Sgt. Domeij was described as "a Ranger you wanted at your side when the chips were down" by 2nd battalion commander Lt. Col. David Hodne, who went on to say: "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."
Sgt. Domeij leaves his wife Sarah, daughters Mikajsa and Aaliyah, his mother Scoti and brother Kyle.