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Air Force Master Sgt. Patrick D. Magnani, Killed Sept. 4, 2007, Transition Team member

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 26, 2009

Air Force Master Sgt. Patrick D. Magnani, 38, died in a non-combat related incident Sept. 4 near Bagram, Afghanistan.

Magnani was serving on a transition team assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is Martinez, Calif.

He arrived at Fort Riley in May 2007 and deployed on the transition team in July 2007.

To date, 132 Fort Riley Soldiers and Airmen have been killed while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Transition team training is a 60-day training cycle at Fort Riley to prepare small teams of American Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors to advise, teach, mentor and coach their Iraqi or Afghan counterparts.