Service for former ROTC student killed in Iraq rescheduled for Thursday

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A service to pay tribute to a former university Army ROTC student who was killed in Iraq has been rescheduled for 3:30 p.m.Thursday (Feb. 15) in the Purdue Armory.

The service for Capt. Kevin C. Landeck, 26, of Wheaton, Ill., was originally to take place Tuesday (Feb. 13) but was canceled due to severe weather.

Landeck, who had been in Iraq for six months, died on Feb. 2 when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb near Baghdad. He was posthumously promoted to captain from first lieutenant and was awarded a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

He graduated from Purdue in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in sociology from the College of Liberal Arts.

As a member of Purdue's Army ROTC, Landeck was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the infantry. He spent a year in training and then was stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., where he was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division.

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Vicki; a sister, Jennifer; and his wife, Bethany Grace Landeck, a second lieutenant in the National Guard. She received her bachelor's degree in 2005 from Purdue's College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences while an Army ROTC student.

Writer: Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089,

Source: Lt. Dan Carpenter, commander of Purdue's Army ROTC program, (765) 494-2099,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

Note to Journalists: Journalists are invited to attend the memorial service for Capt. Kevin C. Landeck at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 15) in the Purdue Armory. For information, contact Christy Jones, Purdue News Service, at (765) 494-1089,


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