First Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte, 25, died Wednesday near Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in a roadside bomb attack.
Schulte was the first female graduate of the Air Force Academy to be killed in action. One of her friends wrote:
Ros was truly an exceptional person. Usually when you hear that about someone who just died, itâ€™s almost always exaggeration, if not pure BS. With Ros, itâ€™s not. She passed up on the Ivy leagues to go to the Air Force Academy. She qualified for state in five different sports in high school, was an all-American in college, a qualified pilot. She was ALWAYS kind to others. She went out of her way to call her mom and dad two or three times a week every week she was here. Sorry I donâ€™t do that, Mom and Dad. No one did, except for Ros. She dreamed of getting out of the air force to settle down and start a family. She didnâ€™t drink. She didnâ€™t like the lifestyle of the military â€” said it didnâ€™t work well for family. She wanted to be a successful business owner (like her mom), but worried that would interfere with raising a family.
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