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Fort Riley Soldier Found Dead

KSAL Staff - April 4, 2016 2:35 pm

More than a hundred Fort Riley soldiers are helping University of Kansas researchers study how intense running affects wounded soldiers with mild traumatic brain injury.

Authorities are investigating the death of a Fort Riley soldier.

According to the Army, a Soldier assigned to the 1st Infantry Division died in Junction City.

Sgt. Laird Camron Landis, an infantryman with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., was found dead in his home April 1.

Landis deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and to Kuwait in 2014. His home of record is Redmond, Kansas. He joined the Army in February 2010 and arrived at Fort Riley in 2014. Landis was 29 years old.

“Soldiers of the ‘Dreadnaught’ battalion are saddened by the loss of Sgt. Landis,” said Lt. Col. Bryan Harris, commander of 2nd Bn., 34th Armor Regt., 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div. “The battalion will support Laird’s family and friends during this time of passing.”

The cause of Landis’ death remains undetermined. Local law enforcement agencies are investigating.


Sgt. Landis

City of Salina