Memorial Held for U.S. Army Ranger Killed in Action

One commander said Kristoffer Domeij was like an entire strike force on the battlefield

By R. Stickney and Joe Young
|  Sunday, Nov 13, 2011  |  Updated 4:20 PM PDT
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A U.S. Army Ranger who attended high school in Rancho Bernardo and was killed in Afghanistan in October was remembered at a memorial ceremony on Sunday.

Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer Domeij, described as a “veteran of a decade of deployments” died on oct. 24 from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device in Kandahar.

According to the U.S. Army, Domeij was on his '14th' deployment to Afghanistan. Col. Mark W. Odom, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment, told the Los Angeles Times that Domeij was a “an operator who in real terms had the value of an entire strike force on the battlefield.”

The memorial for Domeij was held inside the Maranatha Chapel located at 10752 Coastwood Road, at 2:30 p.m.

Domeij was born in San Diego on Oct. 5, 1982 and graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School in 2001 according to our media partner the North County Times.

Domeij was a star football player at Rancho Bernardo High School and graduate from the school in 2001.

He was based in Washington and is survived by his wife and two daughters as well as a brother here in San Diego.

Domeij has a mother who lives in Colorado Springs, the NCTimes reported.

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