By Wyatt Earp | May 24, 2009
The United States Air Force Academy lost its first female graduate this week. Lieutenant Roslyn Shulte, from St. Louis, Missouri, was killed in action on Wednesday in Afghanistan.
I wish to God we could better prevent these roadside bomb attacks, and wipe out the Taliban bastards who deploy them.
This weekend, please keep Lieutenant Shulte and her family in your prayers.
The U.S. Air Force Academy is mourning its first female graduate to be killed by enemy forces in Afghanistan or Iraq.
First Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte, 25, died Wednesday near Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in a roadside bomb attack.
She was an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations officer assigned to the 613th Air and Space Operations Center, the Air Force said Friday in a news release. Schulte was deployed to Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. She was traveling in a convoy to Bagram Airfield to participate in an intelligence sharing conference.
Like every battlefield death, this is a terrible loss for the United States armed forces.
“Losing Lt. Schulte has been a tragedy felt by everyone here and across the Air Force,” said Col. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, 613th AOC commander. “Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with the family of this heroic airman.”
Schulte’s fellow airmen “will be forever proud of her,” he added. (H/T - CNN)
And that is not all. Every person in America will be forever proud of Lieutenant Shulte, too. Godspeed, Roslyn. Thank you for your service to this great country.
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