Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus

31, of Thompson, Ohio.
Landrus died at the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq as a result of injuries sustained on January 27th when a roadside improvised explosive device exploded in Khalidiyah, Iraq. He was assigned to Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on January 29, 2004.

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"Remembering you on your 46th earthly birthday. You are forever in our hearts and memories, never to be forgotten.

Love you,"
Mom & Dad of Madison, OH

"Fourteen years ago you were taken from us, but you are never forgotten. You are in my thoughts everyday. Love and miss you always."
Mom & Dad of Madison, OH

"Remembering you today on your 45th earthly birthday!! Love you always!!"
Mom & Dad of Madison, OH

"Twelve and a half years ago and I still remember it like it was yesterday when Sean arrived to our hospital. I remember the team of so many who did everything they could...although we pulled hard to keep Sean with us, we (along with Sean) lost our fight to God. Although I no longer serve in active duty, memories like this never leave me. They drive me to continue to serve veterans today. Memories of those lost provide the fuel which drives me to an unwavering conclusion - our veterans deserve the best we can give them. And I remain all in. My deepest sympathies for family and loved ones, parents, widow and children alike. A loss like this can never be measured and words always seem empty. All gave some, some gave all. Sean died a hero. I will never forget him."

"I am Kennedy landrus. I was almost 6 months old when my father died. I am 12 now. I have read about my father online and in newspapers. Not knowing who he really is can be hard. I only hear what he was like from my mom,sister's, grandparent's, and other family/friends point of view. Never from him. This is the first time I've ever talked about my dad. I've said dad outloud but it never seemed to fit."
Kennedy Landrus of Thompson, Ohio

"It's hard to believe another year has passed since you were taken from us. It has now been 12 years of missing and dearly loving you. But, as the saying goes, life goes on. Seeing the kids growing up is proof of that. Khrista is planning her wedding for this summer; Kenneth is taller than you and loves to play soccer and go humting; and Kennedy is into many things. She has taken swimming lessons, played volleyball, and tennis. Your grandson, Liam, would be the apple of your eye. As I am sure you know, he is a happy, active little boy and dearly loved by all who know him.

Keeping you in our hearts forever, love"
Mom and Dad of Madison, OH

"Another year has gone by and one of the worst weeks of our lives is back again. We wished you a happy birthday and days later your seriously injured and about 48 hours later you go home to God. My faith tells me to be happy for you but my heart has a hard time watching your family go on without you. I pray you stay close to them, maybe even in Kennedys pocket she is the mirror image of Khrista and in months going to be a teenager, Chris could use you as her backup. Kenneth is becoming the man you always wanted him to be and your grandson is our world, but you know that already. Khrista has withdrawn from us but she is who she is and maybe someday she will learn to respect our opinions just not now. Please stay close and watch over all your family and know you are missed everyday."
Tina of Thompson, Ohio

"Happy birthday, son!! Love and miss you."
Mom and Dad of Madison, Ohio

"This Memorial Day, I was led here, to give thanks for the wonderful friendship that I had w/Sean and Chris, and their wonderful children. I'm so sad, but I smile when I think of the Landrus Family, and our precious experiences/memories we made in Germany. I pray that the Landrus family is thriving, as the years go by, and know that you have not been forgotten!"
Kristy Cruger (Formerly Cruz) of Schertz, TX

"Yesterday was 11 years since you were killed in Iraq. You may be gone, but you are certainly not forgotten. There are many reminders of you in our lives--your three children, pictures and now your new grandson. Still missing you and loving you...."
Mom & Dad of Madison, Ohio

"Sean--Today marks your 42nd birthday. I often wonder what you would be doing now with your family. The kids are growing to be young ladies and young man. You now have a little grandson that I am sure you would be very proud of. Always missing and loving you!"
Mom & Dad of Madison, Ohio

"Hey Sean, man its been 10 years ago that you went home to the Lord. But its been 13 yes since I last saw you. I remember cause we sat there in 2001 at the motor pool and you told me good luck cause I was getting out of the service. You told me to stay out of trouble and live life to the fullest. I admit I hit a few hard bumps in the road but I sit here going on 10 years being married with 2 kids. And I thank you for always being a great friend. R.I.P Sarge!! Miss ya and love you like a brother. Till we meet again. Cpl George Ramirez US Army Ft Riley Kansas 1998-2001 now residing hometown of Aspermont Texas"
Cpl George Ramirez of Aspermont , Texas USA

"Hi daddy. I can hardly believe it's been 10 years already. 10 years ago today was the worst day of my life. It was the day I lost my best friend and hero which just so happened to be you. I miss you everyday and today all your kids and mom will be together in one of the last places I want to be, the hospital. But no matter where each of us are you are there in our hearts. Because without you none of us would be who we are. This year isn't nearly as painful as last year but it does still hurt. I love you and wish I could just have one last day. That will be my one wish till the day I die that I know I can never have but will never let go of.
Khrista of Thompson, OH

"Today would have been your 41st birthday. I see your face every day and find it hard to believe that in a couple of days it will be ten years since you were taken from us. Still missing you!! Love,"
Mom & Dad of Madison, Ohio

"I can only imagine the love you and Mike shared when he came to join you, not that that makes losing either of you any easier. But life for you both is changed, not taken away, God has promised us that. Stay close and know your loved and missed here but you give us something to strive for, a reunion someday."
Tina Schaeffer of Thompson, Ohio

"Another year has passed since you were taken from us. I found this quote and it just seemed to speak my feelings....You don't get over it, you just get through it. You don't get by it, because you can't get around it. It doesn't get better; it just gets different. I love you my dear brother."
Kelly of Richmond Hill, GA

"It's hard to believe today you would have been 40 years old. I still remember you as you were the last time we saw you before you deployed to Iraq and when we spent family time together. We never want to forget your ready smile, sense of humor and eagerness to help others. We think and talk of you often--forever missing you.

Mom & Dad of Madison, OH

"Daddy I miss you so much. I can't believe how much it still hurts without you after 9 years. Today is just a rough day and I don't know why but you are the one I know that could make it completely different. I miss the things we used to do together. There are so many movies that I want to go and see with you in theaters. I know I never told you enough or really showed you but I love you, and you were my best friend. I died the day they brought you home. I still can't really handle life without you. And now it feels like I've lost mom too. It hurts so much that I know you're gone till I pass away, but mom lives right next door and has nothing to do with me. Kenneth and Kennedy are reminders of what you were like but it feels like mom is keeping them from us. And I don't understand. I don't know what to do without you here to pick me up, crack a joke, or even smile. I still wish I knew exactly what happened to you. Thankfully one of the guys from Kansas was able to help with that but once you were in the hospital I still need to find out about. I'm tired of not knowing how my best friend died. When you died you became a local hero but you were MY hero years before that. It feels like instead of being easier as the years go on it's starting to get harder. There are times that my head spins and I feel like I'm suffocating trying to make sense of everything. I'm tired without you. Please Daddy show me that you're still around, that you're next to me at times. I love you and hope you hear my cries for everything.
Your little girl"
Khrista of Thompson, OH

"i miss you. I wish i could call and talk to you right now. I could really use having you around right now."
Khrista of Cincinnati Ohio

"Sean, some of us will forever carry the guilt of losing you that day. RIP brother, RIP! You are missed!"
SSG Murchison, (Ret) of Clay Center, KS

"Hey Daddy. I miss you everyday. Your little girl is now 21 and your not here to have 1 drink with. But more than anything I would love for you to meet the guy I want to spend my life with. You would like him. Gosh I wish you could be here birthday or not, meeting Jamaal or not. Kenneth misses having a guy around, Kennedy has to miss out on all the memories I got to have with you, and mom is well mom but needs you for so many reasons. One day though if God permits we will see you again and for eternity. I love you Daddy."
Khrista Landrus of Cincinnati

"Eight years ago today, you were lost to us here on earth. Remembering is such sweet sorrow, but that is all we have until we meet again. Love always,"
Mom & Dad of Madison, OH

"Dear son--another year has passed and our feelings of loss are still very raw and at times hard to deal with. Today would have been your 39th birthday. Thirty-nine years ago today our youngest son was born. Little did we know what life had in store for you and us. We are extremely proud of you and think of you daily. You are forever in our hearts. Love"
Mom & Dad of Madison, OH

"Happy Birthday big guy. We can't begin to tell you how much we wish things were so different but that isn't an option anymore. You did do it your way, and time does go on, we will meet again God willing and our family will all be together again."
Mike and Tina of Thompson

"Hey "Hoss"! I wanted your family to know that we still remember you, and that I feel privlaged to have known you."
SFC Quicksall (ret) of California

"Chris, I'm sure that I'll never begin to understand how hard the past 7 years have been for you since Sean's passing. But I know deep in my heart that you've done the impossible by picking up the pieces and continuing to live. He is very proud of what you've done. I miss him. My best to you and the kids.

SSG George Murchison (RET) of Clay Center, KS

"On our minds. We will NEVER forget!"
Melanie of Ohio

"I've thought about you all week! I miss you bro!"
SGT Preston Sorell

"Sure wish you could have been here to blow out your own birthday candles. I wish more than that that you were here for the everyday stuff. The kids would love to hear someone other than me read to them at night. Kenneth could have used your guidance with his pinewood derby car a couple of weeks ago. You would have been proud he did well. I try to imagine life with you here with us and I get a heavy heart knowing that this will never be. I see some of the past post that say they can't believe it has been so many years already. Well let me tell you I can believe it and not a day goes by (actually not a second) that I am not thinking of you and wishing for something so much better than this. I sure hope that when you look upon us that you are proud of the people that we are and try to be everyday. I am sure that you are pleased with the children we have, and all the good they have in them. I try to tell them all the time about you, the good, the bad, and the ugly! I know they are missing you, and would give up everything for just one more day with you. With a sad, empty heart
chris of thompson, ohio

"Sean, on this the 7th Anniversary since you were taken from us, I just wanted to tell you that you will forever be missed. I'm sure that your very proud of your daughter, she made it to College. You were a good friend and a true Hero. Love ya, dude!

Always First Bulldawgs"
George Murchison of Clay Center, KS.

"Hey daddy it's almost been 7 years since the worst time of my life but I've come a long way but I also know I have even farther to go and still wish everyday that I had you to actually talk to and hear what you have to say good or bad. I miss your voice, hugs, kisses, love, just you being around for whatever. It's been harder without you but we're all still working to be better and I'm waiting for the day that I'll be okay enough to visit you and be just fine. I wish I could send you pictures of what I'm doing in classes to be a chef and show off to you what I can do. When I talked to my chef last night he said he was impressed by how much I pay attention to what he has to say in lab and that I step up to learn the one on one stuff he has to teach us and how the next time I go to make it I remember and make it the same or better the next time. I want to cook for you to let you taste what I know that I know I can make extremely well that you would love. There are so many days I still need you as my dad and the friend i remember I would talk to about different things. I'm going to try to do something to make me feel closer to you when I feel like I need to talk to you. I love you so much. I know I need to call and apologize to mom about different stuff that's happened when I left home."
Khrista Landrus of Mason, OH

"We called last night to wish you a happy birthday, your voice answered on the machine and 7 years later your still our favorite son-in-law. Happy Birthday big guy."
Mike and Tina of Thompson, Ohio

"I never got the honor of meeting my cousin Sean. But one day I know I will meet him in heaven. Sean has inspired me to join the military. I hope I have the same courage, and fun loving attitude as he did."
Kellie Landrus of Warrensburg Illinois

"hey dad it's been so long since i've gotten to see feel or hear you. i miss you every second. i'm getting to see a different side of you from work that i didn't get to see reading all the messages. but i made it to college finally and doing something with myself to make you proud. i love you so much and wish you would've been here for graduation or when i moved into the apartment, kenneth and kennedy's first days of school but i know you're looking over us and loving us. thank you daddy you were my hero even before you gave everything."
Khrista of Mason, OH

"Hello Sgt. Landrus. It's me "Cookie". I am so sorry for taking so long to do this but it has hurt so bad for so long. I will never forget you. I tell everyone how you were the best man I have ever known. I remember when in Iraq I got the news that my father had died you consoled me and told me "he would be proud to know what type of man you are....I am" I want you to know that whoever raised you did one hell of a job and you really made an impression on me. I wish you were still with us. I wish i could go into detail as to all the memories have of you but know that as long as live I will never forget you. I love you Brother and am honored to have served with you in battle. My flag will always fly at half staff.

Spc. Elmer "Cookie" cooke of Albuquerque, NM USA

"Hey bro its been a while. I still miss you homey. In got a special set of dog tags made and I carry you and the rest of our fallen brothers next to my heart every day! Some things you get over and some you forget, you and your memory are neither of those!"
SGT Preston Sorell of Ottawa, Kansas

"Sean, although we never got the chance to meet, I feel as though we would have gotten along great. Thank you for the sacrifice you gave to our country and thank you for letting me get to know your family. They are very special to us."
Trisha of Eastlake, Ohio

"Sadly it has now been six years. Not a day goes by that we don't talk about you (of course it's all good). You will always be on our minds and forever in our hearts. We love you more than words can say."
Chris, Khrista, Kenneth, and Kennedy

"Happy Birthday (1/24), Son!! As always, we love and miss you very much. We will be spending the weekend with Chris & the kids, other family members and friends in honor of your passing (1/29/04). It has been six years, but you are never far from our hearts and minds. Love always,"
Mom & Dad of Madison, OH

"Happy Birthday little brother. Not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts, but especially on this day. As I blow out my birthday candles, I also blow them out for you. I love you."
Kelly of Richmond Hill, GA

"happy anniversary. the love still burns deep inside."

"Sgt. Landrus
When i left the military i didnt have a chance to thank you for all that u did for my family and I when i arrived at Fort Riley. U basically treated me like your family; helped me find a place to live, showed me arround town and went above and beyond to me feel ok away from home. U untroduced me to your wonderful family wich also helped my wife out when we were away, You and your family are one of a kind. So thanks again for every thing you did; as u can see I still havent forgotten u after all this years since your passing. You are a brave man! And sorry the the hard time I gave u also."
Rudy Sarantes of Miami, Florida, US

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"it was six years ago today that we had the last kiss, the last hug. If I knew this is where we would be now I can't say that I would have let go. Not a day goes by that the kids don't have something to ask to know you more. I sure with they did not have to feel this pain. We miss you more that words can describe."

"Aunt Betty & Uncle Kenny it only seem's like yesterday that we heard the new's about Sean. I just want you to know that everytime I hear the new's that there is another fallen soldier I think about Sean and his family in Ohio and you two of course....take care"
Lori of Pontiac, Il

"We celebrated your birthday last Saturday (Jan.24th)and tomorrow (Jan.29th) another year(5 years now)will mark your loss. Time has flown, but it seems like yesterday that we received the devastating news that you were gone.You will forever be in our hearts and memories. Love always..."
Mom & Dad of Madison, OH

"January 17, 2009
To the family of Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus:
Sean gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I know your in heaven ill see ya there"
Meekins of Philadelphia

"Sean was one of my squad leaders back in B. Co, 1st Eng Bn at Fort Riley. I'm forever grateful for knowing you and all you taught me as a young 2LT. Not one wrestling event goes by that I dont remember our time together and our mutual enjoyment during pay per views. My heart and prayers will always be with your wife and family. I'll see you soon brother. Thank you Sean for your service, it will never be forgotten. Bulldogs!"
CPT Kevin Tramonte of Ft. Polk, LA

"To the family of Sean,
we served together in Bosnia (96-97) and I was very sad to recently find out about his passing. I remember he had a great sense of humor and was always smiling a lot. A great loss."
ryan of minneapolis, mn

"Today you would be 35 years old and should be home enjoying your family and friends. But that opportunity was taken away January 29, 2004 (just 5 days after your birthday)when you paid the ultimate price with your life in Iraq. Our lives have gone on, but you are never far from our thoughts and you live on in our hearts and memories. Happy Birthday, Son!! Love always......"
Mom and Dad of Madison, OH

"To the family of:Sean G. Landrus I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Sean, Sorry it has taken so long for me to find out of you're passing. We served together in KS in Bco. 1st Eng. BBn. I remember in Kuwait beening a hard-* but fair, you are a great leader. My thoughts and pray go to you're family. As i use to say "see you later forhead" Till we meet again. ESSAYONS"
ret. SSG Jason Pepper of Tenn

"Sean, you are often in my thoughts I am so thankful for the freedoms we have because of men like you. I pray for your family often."
Steph Downen Simmons of Harrison, AR

"Sean, I guess its always important to say your sorry to someone when you do something that has hurt that person! I wish I could have told you before you past away! Sean you will always have a special place in my heart and Sean, I am truely sorry for everything I did!"
Sara of Florida

"I knew him by the nickname we gave him in Germany......Bonk! I remember when you got to Fort Riley you made a B-line to find me. I still remember standing on that dock looking down on that big smile as you walked up to see me! I will never forget you Sean!

They've a song about the Army
The Navy and Marines:
They've got one for the Air Force
The whole darn works it seems.

But they've never taken trouble
Though we've served them all for years,
To write a verse or two
For the Corps of Engineers.

We build their roads and airfields
Their pipelines and their camps,
From underground munitions dumps
To concrete loading ramps.

Before the others get there
We had to break the ground,
And we built it all to suit their needs
Solid, safe and sound.

But the ENGINEERS aren't kicking
For when their moving in,
We know it's just another place
Where we've already been.

If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scene,
'Tis said the streets will be patrolled
By United States Marines.

Now who will guard the streets up there
We aren't disposed to say,
But we offer this suggestion
If they look at things that way:

When the Marines have taken over
In that land that knows no years,
They'll find it designed and built
By the Corps of Engineers!""
SGT. Preston Sorell of Kansas

""With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.""
Sgt. Jeffrey Beach of Buffalo, New York

"Three years ago we were told that you had returned home to God. But if your name is mentioned, or a thought of you comes we still fight back the tears, and wait for the lump inside to go away. I know that you were well loved and respected by your other soldiers, from the other messages left, to the ones that have visited since you've been gone. I know that we talked at least 3 or more times a week, even when you were all in Germany, when everyone said I was crazy to call so much. I don't regret one phone call, you never minded the pink packages and you got everyone of them, except maybe the last one but you never once asked me to do anything different. I only wish the last time we were together you would have heard me louder. We never wanted a hero for a son-in-law, remember I was the one that wanted you for a neighbor!!!! Some day I pray we will meet again, and then someone can explain why it had to be this way, we do miss you everyday Sean and you earned your place in our family long before the I do's. Please watch over Chris, Khrista, Kenneth and Kennedy say Hi to Mr. Hietanen, Grandpa Freed, Clint, Mike D., and Jeff we have kept you all in our prayers, until we meet again."
Love, Mike and Tina Schaeffer of Thompson, Ohio USA

"Your in our hearts just like that awful day 3 years ago. We will honor you everyday of our lives!"
Love always, Patrick, Meri, Jenna, Jillian, Julia & Jacob of Thompson, Ohio

"Not a day goes by that we don't think of you, but today is particularly emotional since it would have been your 34th birthday. The last birthday card sent to you was returned marked "Deceased" still remains unopened and has become one of the many, many reminders that you are no longer with us. It will soon be three years (1/29) that you were taken from us, but our feeling of loss is still as devastating as it was then. Happy Birthday son on your special day!!! Love always......"
Mom & Dad of Madison, Ohio

"Happy Birthday, Sean. You will always be our HERO.
Love always,"
Chuck and Kelly of Ludowici, GA

"BROTHER, I'M SORRY IT'S TAKEN ME SO LONG TO FIND THIS SITE! IT WAS AN HONOR SERVING WITH YOU! I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU! I still remember Dresden Germany...do you remember? We got into so much trouble with the wifeys cause we stayed out to late...and couldnt get up when they went to Poland to shop...maybe thats to much information...my love and prayers to your family! I'll see you on the other side BROTHER~ ALOHA AND GOD BLESS!"

"i have not been myself since my cousin died i have changed in many ways even though i didnt rilly know him i still miss him"
kellie, katie, larry, and jody landrus of warrensburg il

"i have not been myself since my cousin died i have changed in many ways even though i didnt rilly know him i still miss him"
kellie, katie, larry, and jody landrus of warrensburg il

"hey ssgt.landrus
i will miss how you took care of me during the time bravo co. was in the field. ill always remember when you and the other guys made fun of my snooring. it was fun being your medic,you will be missed. i know you are an angel standing by your family and friends. miss you and god bless your family during this time without you."
DJ LINDHOLM "doc" of Miami, Florida

You always said,"I wouldn't **** you sir, you're my favorite turd".I don't mean to offend anyone by sharing this memory, but he did have a way with words. He always made me smile, I always knew that things would be o.k. with him around. Who knew that I would leave and he would finally get to come home. I'll miss you, you are in my heart forever."
CPT Rob Peterson of Ft Benning, GA

"We can't belive it has been 2 years since you were taken from us. We miss and think of you everyday. We are so proud to call you our Brother, Uncle and HERO!"
All Our Love, Patrick, Meri, Jenna, Jillian, Julia & Jacob of Thompson, Ohio

"Bush has moved on to other things... But I haven't! I honor those who fell. Sean did not know he followed the commands of an idiot. He only knew to answer the call. Lest we forget the Heros"

"My name is Sgt. Hertling I served with Ssg Landrus in 2001 during our deployment to Kuwait. My families thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones left behind. I am Truly Sorry."
James Hertling of Baumholder, Germany

"Happy Birthday! I miss not sharing our birthdays. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. You will live forever in my heart."
Your loving sister, Kelly of Ludowici, GA

"It's hard to believe another year has gone by and another of your birthdays(1/24) is uncelebrated, the second since you were taken from us. Even though we are nearing the second anniversary of your passing, it's still difficult to realize that you won't be calling or coming home. Happy Birthday, son!! Love always,"
Mom & Dad of Madison, Ohio

"Sean this would be our tenth anniversary. When they say love just gets better they are right. I can not believe that I could love you anymore than what I did on our wedding day but I do. I sure do miss the little things so much. What I would do for just one more... With love always."

"All respect to an ol battle buddy and room mate from Basic Training. Sean was an outstanding soldier and I will always remember him from my time spent with A Co, 169th EN Bn, at Fort Leonardwood, MO as being a take charge kind of soldier that would readily take responsibility of his actions and actions of fellow soldiers even if it meant a great chewing from DS Chambles. Sean spoke often and greatly of his wife and daughter during our 12 weeks together. I send my deepest sympathies and condolences to all of his family. Even though Sean and I never kept in touch after basic Sean is still remembered. I want to Thank you for your continued service and dedication powder, you can always thank your other room mate and battle buddy PVT Kapfer for that nick name.

"Honor Bound to Defend Freedome" - SGT Kerzman"
SGT Kerzman, Eric T. of Joint Detentions Group, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

"Sean, I think of you so often and pray for Chris and the kids, Uncle Kenny and Aunt Betty and all of your family. The last time I saw you was at Justins graduation, when you surprised us by coming in, I thought that was so awesome! It is the Fourth of July and I just wanted to express my thanks and love to you and your family for your sacrifice. You are in our hearts forever, dear cousin, we miss you."
Stephanie Downen Simmons of Harrison, AR

"It was an honor and a privilge to know and serve with SSG Landrus, I will never forget him"
Jason of Cleveland Ohio

"My heart goes out to all the soldiers who fought for our country. God be with all the families who lost loved ones during this time. I pray each day that God always keeps a close watch over those who are still there. God be with you! God Bless!"
Joanna Hendershot, Dottie Edwards of Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA

"I'm sorry I couldn't do more."
Spc Koepke of Ft. Riley, KS

"Well, little brother. Today is our birthday. Mom always had us share a birthday cake. What I wouldn't give to share one more cake with you! Happy Birthday. I love and miss you."
Love you always, Kelly

"Happy Birthday Brother, We Love and Miss you."
Patrick & Meri

"Happy Birthday Uncle Sean, Hugs & Kisses"
Jenna, Jillian, Julia & Jacob

"Happy Birthday, Son (1/24)"
Mom & Dad

"Thank you for the sacrifice, I am so sorry."
kirt landrus of santa rosa, CA

"i've know your daughter she was my best friend i'm very sorry to haer that mr. sean has died i couldn't believe it and i end up here . love always thyeshia"
thyeshia of aberdeen,maryland

"My class and I want to thank you for the sacrifice you have made to keep us from harm. You are a true hero!"
Mrs. Arthur's 4th grade class of Nelsonville, Ohio

"Farewell my fellow soldier. I know you have entered the gates of heaven and are keeping a watchful eye over those soldiers that you have touched."
Patrick M Crouse of Pentagon, Washington DC

"I never really met you, but I am your cousin. Thank you for everything you've done. My heart goes out to your family and friends. You are a true hero!"
Kathryn Bennett of Paxton, IL

"Sergeant Landrus, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"Sean i really never met you but i am a cousin of yours. My heart goes out to your family and Uncle Kenny and Aunt Betty. Thank you for all you have done. When i get to Heaven i will meet you and shake your hand,"
Michael Landrus of Princeton Illinois

"Sean i really never met you but i am a cousin of yours. My heart goes out to your family and Uncle Kenny and Aunt Betty. Thank you for all you have done. When i get to Heaven i will meet you and shake your hand,"
Michael Landrus of Princeton Illinois

"I always looked up to him, he was a good man, my squad leader. A great NCO. My condolences to his family and friends. He will by missed by many."
Leesean Smith of Hays, Kansas

"Sean Landrus was one of the greatest soldiers I have ever seen. He understood the role of the NCO and took care of his soldiers. I was blessed to get to know him at Ft. Riley."
Ross Schuchard of West Point, NY

"We are very sad about the loss of Sean. He was a great soldier, a good man and a good friend. He will always be in our heart and never forgotten."
Sam & Marion Hilton of Bamberg, Germany

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Sean, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi B from Montana "

"we are so saddened by the loss of Sean. His bravery will never be forgotten. His memory will live on in our hearts forever. Rest in peace Sean."
Brandon &Meggan Dwyer of Painesville ohio

"Rest in peace brave soldier!"
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Sean Landrus, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Sean Landrus:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Sean for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Sean Landrus:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Sean, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on