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Staff Sgt. Joe L. Dunigan, Jr., Killed Mar. 11, 2004

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 25, 2009

Two Fort Riley Soldiers were killed when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq, March 11.

The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

Staff Sgt. Joe L. Dunigan, Jr., 37, of Belton, Texas, was a section leader for Company B. He joined the Army in October 1992 and had been stationed at Fort Riley since February 2002. He was also stationed at Fort Riley from 1995-1998. Dunigan deployed to Iraq in September 2003.

Spc. Christopher K. Hill, 26, of Ventura, Calif., was an infantryman in Headquarters and Headquarters Company. He served on active duty from September 1998 to August 2002. He rejoined the Army and was stationed at Fort Riley in April 2003. Hill deployed to Iraq in September 2003.

To date, 30 Fort Riley Soldiers have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Fort Riley commanders, Soldiers, civilian employees and Family Readiness Groups are providing ongoing assistance to all families of Soldiers supporting the war effort and are prepared to continue around the clock assistance throughout this operation.

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