Staff Sgt. Christopher Michael Roulund
Died Aug. 13, 2008 in Arizona
Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Roulund, a native of Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was a 1999 graduate of Dixon High School, entered the Army on August 11, 1999, and completed One Station Unit Training, Basic Airborne Course, Ranger Indoctrination Program at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was then assigned to 1st Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield as a gun team leader. He saw his role as Training NCO as his most important contribution: to train his fellow Rangers to the very best of his ability so he could bring them all home safely. Chris successfully served three combat tours in Afghanistan and three combat tours in Iraq. SSGT Roulund was participating in routine military free-fall training at the Parachute Testing and Training Facility operated by the U.S. Special Operations Command near Marana, Arizona when he was killed. He is now in the company of his fallen comrades in arms, overlooking those same men he loved so well. 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, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Expert Rifle. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.