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PHOTO: Sgt. First Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was killed on Saturday in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province after accidentally triggering a hidden roadside bomb.

Oct. 25, 2011



An Army Ranger who was on his 14th deployment to a combat zone — and was part of the team that rescued Private Jessica Lynch from her Iraqi captors in 2003 — has been killed in Afghanistan.

Sgt. First Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was killed Saturday when the assault force he was with triggered a hidden roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province.

Domeij was part of the force that invaded Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein. Within weeks of his arrival in Iraq he and his unit took part in one of the best known moments of the war, the rescue of the wounded Lynch from an Iraqi hospital where she was being held captive.

The daring rescue in an Iraqi held section of Baghdad thrilled the country.

Domeij went to serve four deployments in Iraq and another nine stints in Afghanistan. During that time he was awarded two Bronze Stars. His third Bronze Star, earned during his final tour in Afghanistan, will be awarded posthumously, according to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

Also killed in Saturday’s blast were First Lieutenant Ashley White, 24, a Cultural Support Team member, and fellow Ranger Private First Class Christopher A. Horns, 20, who was on his first combat deployment.

His battalion commander, Lt. Col. David Hodne, described Domeij as “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.”

“This was a Ranger you wanted at your side when the chips were down… He is irreplaceable … in our formation … and in our hearts,” Hodne said.

Domeij, who grew up in San Diego, Calif. and Colorado Springs, Colo., and lived in Lacey, Wash., was married and had two young daughters.

Rangers are some of the Army’s most elite special operations forces and have seen almost continual combat in Afghanistan since October 2001 when they were part of the original airborne assault into the country.

Rangers serve three to four month tours of duty that are significantly shorter than the year-long deployments served by soldiers in conventional units. But during those short deployments they see a constant churn of intense combat missions. On average, a Ranger battalion will conduct between 400 to 500 missions during a combat deployment.

Tracy Bailey, a spokesperson for the 75th Ranger Regiment, says Domeij had a combined total of 48 months deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Higher ranking enlisted Rangers, like Domeij, typically have between nine and 12 deployments if they were with the 75th Ranger Regiment prior to or shortly after Sept. 11, 2001. Domeij had enlisted in the Army in July 2001 and joined the 2nd battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in April 2002.

With his 14 deployments, Domeij becomes the Ranger with the most deployments to date killed in action. Just a year ago this month, fellow Ranger SFC Lance Vogeler was killed in Afghanistan during his 12th deployment, becoming at that time the Ranger with the most deployments killed in action.

Domeij had the distinction of being one of the first Rangers to be qualified as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), a position usually reserved for Air Force airmen who serve with ground combat units and call in airstrikes from fighters or bombers flying overhead.

Col. Mark W. Odom, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment, called Domeij “the prototypical special operations NCO” whose abilities as a JTAC “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.”



using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z



A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9



Kristoffer Domeij

2991266659 464591      84


his path of destiny = 84 = On call.  Leaving for work.




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11:16 a.m. HST, Jul 10, 2011

Veteran sky diver Ashley “Ash” White, who had logged than 12,500 jumps, died this morning after colliding with another sky diver at an estimated speed of 180 mph before crashing into a field near Dillingham Airfield.

White, 39, was on a morning, “fun jump” with seven or eight friends when he collided with another jumper at a height of about 5,000 feet and apparently lost consciousness, said Frank Hinshaw, the owner of Skydive Hawaii.

Both sky divers were wearing helmets, Hinshaw said.

“It looked like there was a head to neck collision,” Hinshaw said.

The sky diver who survived the collision received lacerations on his face but refused medical treatment, Hinshaw said.

It was the sixth fatality at Skydive Hawaii, beginning in 1991.

“Skydive Hawaii regrets the loss of life,” Hinshaw said. “It’s sad to us. It strikes our own community and our own circle. These were experienced people living life the way they enjoyed it. A lot of people think skydivers have a death wish or something. But every time we open our parachute it’s a celebration of life.”

White worked at Skydive Hawaii as an independent contractor videotaping jumps and teaching skydiving. He lived on a small farm in Waialua and recently proposed to a woman who packs parachutes for Skydive Hawaii, Hinshaw said.

When some sky divers did not show up for a Star Crest Solo certification jump this morning, White was among a group of jumpers who went up “just having fun before work started,” Hinshaw said.

They jumped from a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan airplane at a height of about 14,000 feet, Hinshaw said.

“They were free-flying, just having fun,” Hinshaw said.

Around an estimated height of 5,000 feet, Hinshaw said, White and the other jumper collided.

“At 180 mph, you’re moving real fast and when stuff goes wrong, it can go real wrong,” Hinshaw said.

The accident was reported at 8:53 a.m., Honolulu Fire Capt. Robert Main said.

“We closed immediately,” Hinshaw said. “We want to look at everything that we can to try to make things better. It’s certainly a sad day.”

White was a native of Australia who joined Skydive Hawaii only four or five months ago but had worked at another North Shore skydiving company and was popular in the skydiving community, Hinshaw said.

“He was a good instructor and had worked with the national team in Australia as a videographer,” Hinshaw said. “He was full of life and had friends all over the world. He loved this sport and loved the ocean. He used his off time to go fishing and he would bring fish over for people here and take his friends and co-workers out on his boat. He was well respected.”



Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name.

Ashley White

12 (l is the 12th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) + 25 (y is the 25th letter of the alphabet) = 42

So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four he had the number 42 going on.

42 = Everybody loved Ash.




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