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’06 grad killed in Afghanistan

Roslyn Schulte

Roslyn Schulte

By John Van Winkle

Academy Public Affairs

 

A 2006 Air Force Academy graduate was killed in action May 20 near Kabul, Afghanistan.

First Lt. Roslyn Schulte, 25, died from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive devise. She was assigned to Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in Kabul in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

“The Air Force Academy is deeply saddened by this tragic loss. Our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to the Schulte family. Our thoughts are with them during this very difficult time,” said Lt. Gen. John Regni, Air Force Academy Superintendent.

Lieutenant Schulte is the 10th Air Force Academy graduate, and first female, killed while supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

She deployed to support OEF from her home station, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, where she was an intelligence officer assigned to the 613th Air and Space Operations

Center there.

“Losing Lieutenant Schulte has been a tragedy felt by everyone here and across the Air Force. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with the family of this heroic Airman. She was taken from us while serving her nation honorably, and the Airmen of the 613th Air and Space Operations Center will forever be proud of her,” said Col. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, 613th AOC commander.

While at the Academy, she was captain of women’s lacrosse team, a member of Cadet Squadron 7, and a political science major. Lieutenant Schulte graduated with both military and academic honors. 

Originally from St. Louis, Mo., Lieutenant Schulte came to the Academy after graduating from John Burroughs School in St. Louis in 2002. School officials there are addressing the student body about the loss, according to the high school’s director of communications, Ellen Bremner.

Funeral plans are underway.

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