New London, Connecticut
Private, U.S. Army
Service Number 21018580
Killed in Action
Died November 30, 1950 in Korea
Private Riley was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 30, 1950.
Private Riley was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
PVT 1ST CAV DIV, 7TH CAV REGT USA CO M
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/21/1931
DATE OF DEATH: 11/30/1950
BURIED AT: SECTION 34 SITE 472-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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