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Spc. Jared D. Hartley, Killed Jul. 15, 2005

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

Spc. Jared D. Hartley, 22, of Newkirk, Okla., was killed July 15 near Taji, Iraq. He was on patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.

Hartley was assigned as a light wheeled vehicle mechanic with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 125th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division.

He enlisted in the Army in June 2002.

Hartley had been stationed at Fort Riley since November 2002. He deployed with his unit in February 2005 for his second rotation to Iraq.

The incident is under investigation.

Approximately 3,600 Fort Riley Soldiers are 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 55.