Fort Riley, Kansas



Sgt. Jarrod W. Black, Killed Dec. 12, 2003

By Unknown | PAO.MR | April 25, 2009

The Department of Defense announced that Sgt. Jarrod W. Black, 26, of Peru, Ind., was killed Dec. 12 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Black was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. He joined the Army in September 1999 and has been stationed at Fort Riley since December 2002. He was assigned to the unit as an armor crewman and deployed to Iraq in September.

Black's convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device. He died of his injuries. The incident is under investigation.

He is the 20th 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.