Fallen Soldier Honored in Lawton

Fallen Soldier Honored in Lawton

<br>A soldier who died from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last week was honored this Saturday in Lawton.

Hundreds of people turned out to show their love and support for 1st Lieutenant Brandon Landrum, who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting us here at home.

His services were held at Lawton's First Assembley of God Saturday Morning. The 26 year old soldier served in "Operation Enduring Freedom."

He first served from December 2008 through August 2009. He was deployed for a second tour of duty in May last year.

He was killed last Saturday in Maiwand, Afghanistan after being injured by a roadside bomb that exploded there.

First Lieutenant Landrum was one of five soldiers killed in that blast. The men had been stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso.

Patriot Guard Riders went to the ceremony to show their support.

"Be in the procession for the family and for Brandon, so we were asked to come and they wanted some flags so we staked some flags for them, and brought them out to Fort Sill National Cemetary." Said Patriot Guard Rider Captain Tamie Knudson.

First Lieutenant Landrum was born December 5th, 1986 in Lawton. He graduated from Cameron University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

He's the recipient of many army medals, including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
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