28-year-old US Army Sergeant Ryan D. Sharp, from Idaho Falls, Idaho, died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, on 3rd December 2011 from injuries he received when a bomb exploded while he was on an evening reconnaissance patrol in Kandahar province on 21st November 2011.
Sgt. Sharp served with the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas. According to local news reports he was on his third and final combat tour for the US Army. His aunt, Lisa Pardonnet, told Idaho’s news channel 7 that Sgt. Sharp's legs, shoulder and head were injured in the explosion. Doctors in Afghanistan induced a coma and then transferred him to Germany for treatment.
Among relatives that he leaves behind are his two young daughters, 6-year-old Mia and 8-year-old Sarah.