Jewish U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan

NEW YORK (JTA) – A Jewish U.S. intelligence officer was killed in Afghanistan.

First Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte, 25, died last week of wounds suffered in a roadside bomb attack near Kabul. She is the first female graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy to be killed in action in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Schulte’s funeral was held Monday at Congregation Temple Israel in Creve Coeur, Mo., west of St. Louis.

"Memorial Day will never be the same," Rabbi Mark Shook told the hundreds who crowded the synagogue for the service. "No one in this place will ever take Memorial Day for granted again."

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