Air Force Academy Graduate Killed In Afghanistan

By: Mindy Stone Email
By: Mindy Stone Email

The Air Force Academy is mourning the loss of one of its own.

First Lieutenant Roslyn Schulte was killed Wednesday by a roadside bomb near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Schulte graduated from the Air Force Academy with top honors in 2006.

The academy says she is the first female graduate killed supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom

Those who knew her during her time at the academy say she was a gifted student and dedicated professional, who died doing what she loved.

"I will remember her for her smile. That's what I will remember. She was so happy to be commissioned. That's what I'll remember the most about her," said SMsgt. Michael Dahlhoff, Schulte's academy military trainer.

First Lieutenant Schulte was from St. Louis. She is the 10th Air Force Academy graduate killed since 9/11.

Schulte was assigned to the Pacific Air Forces Command at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. From there, she was deployed to Afghanistan.

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  • by Valentine Location: Maryland on May 25, 2009 at 07:35 AM
    A precious life lost at such a young age. Death as it is, is a difficult pill to swallow and if it happens in a cruel manner as this is heart wrenching. We thank 1LT Schulte for her selfless service to the nation, it is because of people like her, we live with no fear. May she Rest in Peace. We pray for her loved ones and family to whom it must be devastating. May the good LORD give you his peace that passeth all understanding and fill the void with his love.
  • by Scott Location: Kaneohe, HI on May 22, 2009 at 05:53 AM
    I had known Roslyn for short time. She rented a condo from a friend of mine. It really is a shame, she was a great girl. She had a good head on her shoulders. Although I had only known her for a short time, I will mourn her death. I am sorry for her family and her friends. One person lost over there is too many. God bless her soul
  • by Kim Location: C/S on May 21, 2009 at 09:37 AM
    God Bless. My condolences go out to the family.
  • by Joe Location: Kabul on May 21, 2009 at 09:05 AM
    I worked with 1LT Schulte and just found out today about her death. We hear of these things here all too often, so it is terrible when it comes down to someone you actually knew. You always hope it is not someone with whom you have worked. She was sharp, bright and a nice young lady.
  • by smee Location: Colorado Springs on May 21, 2009 at 08:10 AM
    RIP Thank you for your service.
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