Taps: Ranger SSG Christopher M. Roulund

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire BTDT — SOF Rest In Peace

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    U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Aug. 15, 2008)—A U.S. Army Special Operations Command Soldier who was injured in a training exercise and later died has been identified, command officials announced today.

    Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Roulund, 27, a reconnaissance specialist assigned to the Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, was participating in routine military free-fall training at the Parachute Testing and Training Facility operated by the U.S. Special Operations Command near Marana, Ariz.

    A native of Jacksonville, N.C., Roulund entered the Army on Aug. 11, 1999, and completed One Station Unit Training, Basic Airborne Course, Ranger Indoctrination Program at Fort Benning, Ga. He was then assigned to 1st Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield as a gun team leader.

    Other assignments with the Regiment at Fort Benning include training noncommissioned officer and assistant operations sergeant at Regimental Headquarters, fire team leader with 3rd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment, and his last assignment as a reconnaissance specialist with RSTB.

    His awards and decorations include four Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal—Campaign Service, Iraqi Campaign Medal—Campaign Service, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Expert Rifle.

    This accident is under investigation.
     
  2. Freefalling

    Freefalling Signal Administrator

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    Blue Skies, Ranger.

    Lot of MFF fatalities lately, more than I can remember in the last 5 years. :(
     
  3. RackMaster

    RackMaster Nasty-Dirty-Canuck Verified SOF Support

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  4. car

    car Old NCO (Ret) Rest In Peace

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    Rip Warrior :(
     
  5. LibraryLady

    LibraryLady CrotchedtyOldFemaleVet Verified Military

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    RIP Staff Sgt. Roulund

    Prayers out to your family.

    LL
     
  6. MsKitty

    MsKitty CFK Unverified

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    RIP. One of my buddies is an instructor there, friends and I are trying to reach him to see if it was one of his students.

    Prayers to the soldier's family and those he left behind!
     
  7. Gypsy

    Gypsy SSSO 1&2/Plank Owner Member

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    Rest in Peace, SSG. :(
     
  8. lancero

    lancero Ranger Verified SOF

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    RIP Ranger
     
  9. tova

    tova Catalyst. Member

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    RIP, Godspeed, PBS....
     
  10. Centermass

    Centermass Ranger Verified SOF

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    Rest easy Ranger.

    Blue skies always.

    ~S~
     
  11. 8'Duece

    8'Duece Guest

    Damn, what's up with all these freefalling parachuting deaths lately ?:(

    Rest easy Ranger, your watch is over.

    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice to this great nation. :(
     
  12. 0699

    0699 Verified Military

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    RIP Ranger.
     
  13. x SF med

    x SF med Special Forces Moderating Staff

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    RIP, Ranger.
     

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