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Army Sgt. Ryan Sharp
Died December 3, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
28, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Dec. 3, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered Nov. 21 at Kandahar province, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
200 people await fallen Idaho soldier
The Associated Press
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Roughly 200 people gathered at the Idaho Falls Airport to honor the return of a fallen soldier.
Army Sgt. Ryan D. Sharp's body was returned to his family in a ceremonial transfer on Sunday.
Family spokeswoman and Sharp's sister-in-law, Karen Sharp, said the family was impressed and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community and the Army.
Sharp was serving in Afghanistan when he was injured by an improvised explosive device on Nov. 21. Doctors put him in a medical coma and transferred him to a hospital in Germany for treatment, but he did not survive his wounds.
Funeral services were scheduled to begin Monday morning.