1LT Casillas Landon, 3rd FSMT Leader, 50th Medical Company (AA) is no longer with us after a Class A accident that happened at Outlaw Field in Clarksville, TN at approximately 10am Friday 9 June 2006.
1st Lieutenant Landon R. Casillas was born to Richard and MayLing Casillas on 17 May 1980 in the state of Hawaii. While located in Hawaii, Landon spent time at both Schofield Barracks and Ft. Shafter. In 1987, the family moved to Ft. Bragg, NC, where they resided until 1992. In 1992, the family moved again, this time to Germany where they lived first in Nuremburg followed by Grafenwoher. It was at this time that the family moved backed to the United States to reside in Bedford, TX. 1LT Casillas was a 1998 graduate of Lawrence D. Bell High School in Bedford. He attended and was a scholarship football player for Abilene Christian University from 1998 to 1999. After one year he moved on to the University of North Texas where he studied from 1999 to 2001. Following his time at North Texas he relocated to Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth. It was here that he was awarded entrance into the scholarship ROTC program. He was graduated from TCU in 2004 with a BA in Criminal Justice and a Regular Army commission.
1st Lieutenant Casillas is survived by his wife Jessica A. Casillas and daughter Arle E. Casillas. He is also survived by his father, SGT (ret) Richard Casillas, mother, MayLing Casillas, and sister, Shannon Casillas
1st Lieutenant Casillas was the 3rd Forward Support MEDEVAC Team Leader for the 50th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Ft. Campbell, KY. Previous assignments include: Ft. Rucker, AL Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training 2005, and Ft. Sam Houston, TX for AMEDD Officer Basic Course 2004.