94th AAMDC Soldier remembers a fallen Airman

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Air Force Col. Paul Issler, Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Division of the 613th Air and Space Operations Center, receives a collage of images of the late Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte from Col. David Astin, G2 officer in charge, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. The presentation took place May 20, 2013, in the Schulte Conference Room within the Air and Space Operations Center on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The framed collage will be displayed on the conference room wall that bears the fallen Airman's name. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Jay R. Zeigler, U.S. Air Force)

Air Force Col. Paul Issler, Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Division of the 613th Air and Space Operations Center, receives a collage of images of the late Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte from Col. David Astin, G2 officer in charge, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. The presentation took place May 20, 2013, in the Schulte
Conference Room within the Air and Space Operations Center on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The framed collage will be displayed on the conference room wall that bears the fallen Airman’s name. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Jay R. Zeigler, U.S. Air Force)

Sgt. Louis C. Lamar
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE — As many people look forward to gathering with friends and family and enjoying the long four-day weekend, a 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Soldier paused for a moment to remember and pay tribute to a fallen Airman during a memorial dedication, May 20, at the 613th Air and Space Operations Center located on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Col. David W. Astin, the 94th AAMDC G2 officer in charge, gave a compelling speech and presented the 613th AOC with a framed collage of photos in memory of 1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte, an Airman who was killed in action while deployed to Afghanistan as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

This event marked the 4th year anniversary of her death.

The framed collage of a fallen airman, Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte, is displayed on the conference room wall that bears her name. It was presented to Air Force Col. Paul Issler, Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Division of the 613th Air and Space Operations Center, from Col. David Astin, G2 officer in charge, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command May 20, 2013. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Jay R. Zeigler, U.S. Air Force)

The framed collage of a fallen airman, Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte, is displayed on the conference room wall that bears her name. It was presented to Air Force Col. Paul Issler, Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Division of the 613th Air and Space Operations Center, from Col. David Astin, G2 officer in charge, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command May 20, 2013. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Jay R. Zeigler, U.S. Air Force)

The framed collage will be displayed on a wall within the Schulte Conference Room, located in the 613th AOC Hangar 3. The conference room was named in honor of Schulte in 2009.

Astin and Schulte worked together in the C/J2 Directorate of the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. Schulte was killed by a CWIED while in a three-vehicle convoy from Kabul to Bagram Airbase to attend an intelligence sharing conference. Astin was in the vehicle immediately behind Schulte’s when she was killed.

“I would like people to know that ‘Roz’ had the talent and motivation to excel in any field, but the military was her calling,” said Astin. “She committed herself to selflessly helping others and she gave her life upholding that commitment. She enriched the lives of many, and I was blessed to have known her.”

Astin stated, “On Memorial Day, I hope that people pause to remember the sacrifice of 1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte and Shawn Pine, the brave man who died next to her, as well as the sacrifice made by all of our fallen heroes. They gave their last full measure of devotion on behalf of our nation, and they deserve our utmost respect.”

The History Channel defines Memorial Day as an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honoring men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

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