Highly-decorated Fort Hood soldier killed in Afghanistan

FORT HOOD -- A 26-year-old soldier was killed when he was wounded by enemy forces in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to a statement released Thursday by Fort Hood.

Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, of Fairview, Illinois, was 26. According to the statement, Riney served as a petroleum supply specialist when he entered active duty in July of 2012 and was later assigned to Fort Hood.

"Riney deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from July 2014 to February 2015 and from Operation Freedom’s Sentinel June to October 2016," said Fort Hood officials.

Riney received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, four Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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