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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 064-04
January 30, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus, 31, of Thompson, Ohio, died on Jan. 29 at the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq.

He died as a result of injuries sustained on Jan. 27th when a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Khalidiyah, Iraq.

Landrus was assigned to Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Riley, Kan.

The incident is still under investigation.