Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Roulund, 27, a Reconnaissance Specialist assigned to the Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, died while 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 on August 13, 2008.
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 non commissioned 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, Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Expert Rifle.