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Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

April 21, 2019

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, from Richmond, Kentucky, died April 20, 2019 in Ninawa Province, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

Riley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. 

For more information regarding Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, members of the media may contact Lt. Col. Martin L. O'Donnell, Public Affairs Officer, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at 931-217-5074 or by email at