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American soldier killed in Afghanistan

Soldier Joseph RileyBy Lynn R. Mitchell

An American soldier was killed in action this week in Afghanistan.

Specialist Joseph “Joey” W. Riley, a 27-year-old Paratrooper from Grove City, Ohio, was killed when his unit was ambushed during a patrol by an improvised explosive device (IED). Riley was an infantryman with the Scout Platoon of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

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