Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

April 28, 2021

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Staff Sgt. Christopher F. Pantos, 55, of Richmond, Virginia, died Apr. 26, 2021, at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, as the result of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

Pantos was assigned to 55th Sustainment Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

For more information about Staff Sgt. Christopher F. Pantos, members of the media may contact Capt. Matt Cline or Ms. Angele Ringo, 377th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs, at 910-771-8118, or by email at