October 3, 2014

Karissa Ulmer - North Dakota National Guard - died while on training exercise

Karissa Ulmer
Karissa Ulmer, age 19, of Sawyer, North Dakota, died on September 27, 2014, at Fort Lee, Virginia. 

She was a member of the North Dakota Army National Guard.  She had almost a year and one-half of service. 

She was attending Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee.  Tragically, Karissa passed away in her sleep.  

Karissa was born in Bismarck, North Dakota. She graduated as an honor student from Sawyer High School in 2014. 

She enlisted in the National Guard in April of 2013.

Her awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and ND Basic Training Ribbon.

Karissa's family members are devastated by her sudden and tragic death. She loved
Angels of God, pray for Karissa
and for those who have lost her
animals, her favorite TV shows, reading, art projects and being with her friends.  She was an altar server at the Church of the Ascension in Bismarck.  She participated in the Big Sister Program.  She is described as intelligent, positive, upbeat and energetic.  

She was just starting out in life. She will be forever mourned.

Karissa is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her mother, Valerie Ulmer; her brothers Devyn Ulmer and Joshua Ulmer; and her special friend, Doug Moos. She was predeceased by her father, Jerrod Ulmer. 

Thank you for serving, Karissa. 

Pray for all who die as teenagers. They barely had a chance to live. 

Pray that Karissa is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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