Oklahoma Army National Guard officer, 1st Lt. Damon T. Leehan, was killed in action on Sunday 14th August 2011 when his patrol vehicle struck a road mine in the Alingar district of Laghman Province.
30-year-old 1Lt. Leehan was a platoon leader with Company A, 1st Battalion, 179 Infantry Regiment, based in Edmond. He joined the National Guard in 1988 and was on his third combat tour of Afghanistan.
1Lt. Leehan leaves his wife Audrey Leehan and two children, Emma and Ethan. The Leehans were expecting to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary on 17th September.