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RELEASE NUMBER: 0808015-01
DATE POSTED: AUGUST 15, 2008

PRESS RELEASE:  USASOC identifies Solider who died in training

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Aug. 15, 2008)—A U.S. Army Special Operations
Command Soldier who was injured in a training exercise and later died has been identified,
command officials announced today.

Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Roulund, 27, a reconnaissance specialist assigned to the
Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, 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, Ariz.

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 noncommissioned
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, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert
Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, Ranger
Tab, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Expert Rifle.

This accident is under investigation.
Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Roulund
United States Army
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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. (U.S. Army photo)