Fort Riley, Kansas



Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus, Killed Jan. 29, 2004

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 25, 2009

The Department of Defense announced that Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus, 31, of Thompson, Ohio, died Jan. 29, at the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq, of wounds he received Jan. 27.

Landrus was assigned to Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. He joined the Army in January 1996 and has been stationed at Fort Riley since May 1999. He was assigned to the unit as combat engineer and deployed to Iraq in September 2003.

Landrus died of wounds received when a roadside improvised explosive device exploded in Khalidiyah, Iraq. Three other Fort Riley Soldiers were killed in the same incident. The incident is under investigation.

He is the 26th Fort Riley Soldier who has died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Fort Riley commanders, Soldiers, civilian employees and Family Readiness Groups are providing ongoing assistance to all families of Soldiers supporting the war effort and are prepared to continue around the clock assistance throughout this operation