The Department of Defense said Fort Hood soldier Sgt. Douglas J. Riney has died after encountering hostile forces in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Riney, a 26-year-old resident of Fairview, Illinois, died Thursday. He was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to a Fort Hood press release.
Riney entered active duty service in July 2012, and has been assigned to the Support Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment and 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood since Dec. 2012.
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He deployed to Afghanistan in June.
Riney has been honored with multiple awards, the press release said, including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, NATO metal and four Army Achievement medals just to name a few.