SFC Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan when the assault force triggered an improvised explosive device. Domeij was a Ranger Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. He was on his 14th combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of the War on Terror.
He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal with three loops, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Ribbon with numeral four. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
As a Ranger, Domeij selflessly lived his life for others and distinguished himself as a member of the Army’s premier direct-action raid force and fought valiantly as he served his fellow Rangers and our great Nation.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah, and daughters Mikajsa and Aaliyah of Lacey, Wash.; his mother Scoti Domeij of Colorado Springs, Colo., and his brother Kyle Domeij of San Diego, Calif.
In June 2019, during the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Domeij’s mother Scoti did a tandem jump into Normandy with several of Kristoffer’s Ranger brothers as a tribute to him.
Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund honored his family at our annual Gold Star Memorial Event by presenting a hand painted portrait of Kristoffer commissioned by the American Fallen Soldier’s Project.