I have to post this in honor of a friend, from back home In ST.Louis. We were never great friends, but she went to another high school and played lacrosse with me during the summers and against me during the school years. She was a bright, beautiful, amazing person. She was killed this past week serving her country in Afghanistan.
Here is the article from CNN:
Female Air Force Academy graduate dies in Afghanistan
(CNN) -- 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, graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2006. 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. "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. Schulte graduated from the academy in 2006. She is the 10th graduate to die in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the academy said. Schulte's parents live in St. Louis, Missouri. She also had a brother. Her father told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his daughter was a natural leader who was teaching Afghan forces how to handle military intelligence.
"She knew how to talk to chiefs of staff, to generals, to privates, and they listened," Robert Schulte told the paper. "And that's what we needed, a great leader of people."
A U.S. soldier holds the dog tag of 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte, from Ladue, Mo., during a Memorial Day observance ceremony at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 25, 2009. On Monday the U.S. forces based at Camp Eggers gathered wearing khaki, camouflage and blue blazers to salute their latest dead comrades, Schulte, or Roz, and Shawn Pine from San Antonio, Texas, a former Army ranger who was working as a contractor to train Afghan army soldiers. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
What a weekend we just had! My dad flew in to visit and my little sis graduated from Messiah. There were so many fun events planned with friends and family! Aunt Duck is leaving us tomorrow for the summer and for good :( Its been nothing less than wonderful to have her around for the last 4 years! WOW! We will miss her dearly but are so excited for the fun things to come in her life!
Congrats Charley Elizabeth Wilkinson (AKA: Aunt Duck)
I know Im a few days late...things are crazy around here. I am trying to potty train, getting ready for graduation weekend for my sister, and cleaning up for my dad who is visiting this weekend.
I just had to get a post out honoring my hero, my momma!
She's my best friend and who I want to be more like everyday! I am who I am because of her! I could write a book about how amazing she is, but for now Ill just leave you with this...I am blessed to have you for my mom!