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2nd Lt. Brian D. Smith, Killed Jul. 2, 2004

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

2nd Lt. Brian D. Smith, 30, of McKinney, Texas, died July 2, in Habbaniyah, Iraq when he was shot while conducting combat operations.

Smith was a platoon leader for Fort Riley's Company A, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

He was commissioned into the Army in June of 2003.

Smith had been stationed at Fort Riley since December 2003 and deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom in January 2004.

The incident is under investigation.

Approximately, 4,500 Fort Riley Soldiers are currently deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. This incident brings the number of Fort Riley Soldiers who have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to 38.