Kentucky soldier based at Fort Campbell dies in Iraq
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky soldier based at Fort Campbell has died in a noncombat related incident in Iraq.
A statement from the Defense Department says 22-year-old Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley of Richmond, Kentucky, died April 20 in Ninawa Province. The statement says the incident is being investigated.
Riley was a fire control specialist with the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.
He enlisted in October 2016 and was promoted to specialist last year.