Fort Riley, Kansas



Black Lion Soldier dies in Afghanistan

By 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office | PAO.MR | August 06, 2012

FORT RILEY, Kan. – 1st Lt. Todd Lambka, 25, of Fraser, Mich., was killed Aug. 1 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

Lambka was an infantryman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, which is currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lambka was commissioned in May 2010 from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He arrived at Fort Riley in November 2011. This was his first deployment. His awards include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star.

To date, 204 Fort Riley Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors have died while serving in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

For more information, contact the 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office at (785) 240-1796 or e-mail