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Soldier From Kentucky Dies In Iraq

Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 18:20:21-04

(LEX 18)– The Department of Defense says that a U.S. soldier from Madison County has died in a non-combat related incident.

Ryan Dennis Orin Riley was serving in Iraq. The 22-year-old was a 13J Fire Control Specialist. He enlisted in October 2016. Riley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Riley was deployed to Iraq for the first time in December of last year. He was a graduate of Lexington’s Henry Clay High School.

Governor Matt Bevin issued a statement honoring Riley’s sacrifice.

“Our hearts are broken for the family of this young Kentucky soldier,” said Gov. Bevin. “May God bring peace and comfort to those grieving as only He can.”