Family and friends of an army sergeant killed in the war gathered today at Fort Sill to dedicate a new training facility in his honor.
Kristoffer Domeij died a little more than a year ago during combat operations in Afghanistan.
And now with a building dedicated in his honor his family says his legacy will live on.
It's a brand new building at Fort Sill
A place where students will train to perform duties such as air combat and the most difficult of military missions.
But it's not the building that is bringing people together, it's the name on it.
"He just always turned a bad situation into a good situation whether it was rock 'n roll music on a long drive or a training event that was not fun," said Matthew Cooke, a friend of Domeij.
Kristoffer Domeij was an inspiration to many and served in every fire support position in the army before being killed during combat operations in Afghanistan in October 2011.
And now with a building named in his honor he will never be forgotten, giving his mother some peace of mind.
"For me this is a tangible reminder, and I am very grateful for it," Scoti Domeij said.
Grateful, that her son could inspire so many.
"Every day I want to be what he is, and I say is because he is living on," said Cooke.
Living on in their hearts and also in the many men and women who will walk through these classroom doors, learning the technical skills needed for joint fire observers but more importantly bolstering the attitude that's needed to lead.
Kristoffer Domeij leaves behind his wife and two daughters.
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