Funeral arrangements set for fallen soldier from Richmond


RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Funeral arrangements are set for 22-year old U.S. Army Specialist Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, of Richmond, who died in a non-combat incident in Iraq on April 20, according to the Department of Defense.

Visitation is set for Sunday, May 5, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Richmond Church of Christ.  The funeral is scheduled for Monday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m., also at Richmond Church of Christ, according to family friends.

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Born May 31, 1995, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he was the son of Rosemary Ann Ross-Wallace Fields and Shawn Dean Riley.

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

He graduated from Henry Clay High School in Lexington.  Riley enlisted in the service in October 2016.  He was promoted to the rank of Specialist E4 13-J, Military-Fire Control Specialist in October 2018 and arrived in Iraq in December.

He was a 13J fire control specialist on his first deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

His death remains under investigation by the Department of Defense.