Kansas Army Col. John McHugh was killed in Afghanistan on May 18, Gov. Mark Parkinson's office announced today.
McHugh's hometown was not disclosed.
McHugh, 46, died of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device struck his convoy.
"Colonel McHugh is being laid to rest in Kansas," governor's spokesman Seth Bundy wrote in an e-mail. "Out of respect for the wishes of the family, we won't be discussing locations/towns."
McHugh was serving as Chief of Operations Group A with the Battle Command Training Program. McHugh was on a NATO key leader training mission.
McHugh graduated from United States Military Academy in 1986. He served in a variety of command and staff positions.
He is survived by his wife, five children and one granddaughter.
Parkinson has asked that flags be flown at half-staff Thursday in honor of McHugh.