MSG. Michael B. Riley 10th SFG(A)


SOF Support
Feb 5, 2011
Dallas Metro Area
Master Sgt. Michael B. Riley died June 25, 2019, Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Riley, 32, of Heilbronn, Germany, died June 25, 2019, from injuries sustained by small arms fire in Afghanistan. Sgt. James Johnston was also killed in the incident. Riley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado. Riley’s awards include the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal. He first joined the Army in 2006.

Pentagon IDs two soldiers who died in Afghanistan

A Personal note: my wife was working the American Airlines flight that carried MSG Riley and his escort from DFW to Frankfurt, Germany (arrived in FRA on 7/15/19 0838hrs). She called me this morning and advised honors were giving at DFW and when they landed at FRA, there was a honor detail and MSG Riley's mother (German) was there. My wife was very moved by the honors provided both at DFW and especially in Germany, she advised there were 8 US Soldiers taking the casket off the aircraft and about 15 other Soldiers in a formation by the aircraft. This is my wife's first flight in 32 years that carried a Soldier home, it was very moving for her.

Rest in Peace MSG.
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