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Gov. Beshear Recognizes Sacrifice of a Kentucky soldier

Thursday, 02 13, 2014

Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, Ky., died Feb. 10, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from wounds received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Governor will order that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Spc. Landis’ interment for which arrangements are still pending.

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