On this day we honor all the fallen, three of whom we have remembered here before, Johnny “Mike” Spann, Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto, and U.S. Army, Spc. Dennis Weichel .

We add a new person to our memory, Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte, of Ladue, Missouri, killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on May 20, 2009, and buried on Memorial Day, May 25, 2009.

I remember seeing this post at Gateway Pundit, on May 26, 2009, which I made Post of the Day, regarding Lt. Schulte’s death, and it has stayed with me for these past three years:

Lt. Roslyn Schulte was the first female Air Force Academy graduate to be killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. She died last week in Afghanistan after the vehicle she was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb.

Lt. Schulte could have attended an Ivy League school. Instead she chose the Air Force Academy. She dreamed of being a fighter pilot since she was 12. At the academy, she was among the top in her class.

Her funeral was yesterday at the Congregation Temple Israel in St. Louis. Her boyfriend U.S. Air Force Cpt. Bruce Cohn announced that he was going to propose to Roslyn this summer.

Here is the video of Lt. Schulte’s coffin being loaded aboard an aircraft to return to the United States, along with Army reservist Shawn Pine, who was killed by the same roadside bomb in Afghanistan:

Here are two local news reports:

Her obituary is here, photos from her funeral are here, and she is remembered at the Air Force Association website.

[Note: The post title and text were corrected to note that Lt. Schulte was buried, not killed, on May 25, 2009.]

Update:  Reboot Congress covered the story in 2009, and visited Roslyn’s grave today, sending this photo (note, the small stones on the marker reflect the Jewish tradition of placing a small stone or pebble on the grave marker when visiting):


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