Two Fort Riley Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan
KSAL Staff - Tue 03:28 PM 11/13/2012
Two Fort Riley soldiers are killed in Afghanistan in unrelated incidents.
According to the Army, 37-year-old Capt. James D. Nehl of Gardiner, Ore. died on November 9th in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was an infantry officer. Nehl joined the Army in 2007. He served in the 2/75 Ranger Reg FT Lewis WA before being stationed at Ft Richardson, AK. He arrived at Fort Riley in May. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan. He also previously deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He served in the 2/75 Ranger Reg FT Lewis WA before being stationed at Ft Richardson, AK.
On November 12th, 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Matthew Stiltz of Spokane, Wash., died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire in Zerok, Afghanistan.Stiltz arrived at Fort Riley in February 2006. This was his third deployment. He served two deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Stiltz was posthumously promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.