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Cpl. William D. O'Brien, Killed Mar. 15, 2008

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

Cpl. William D. O'Brien, 19, died from wounds suffered when he was attacked by small arms fire during combat operations March 15 in Baghdad.

O'Brien was an infantryman assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is Rice, Texas.

He entered the Army in November 2005 and began serving with the 1st Inf. Div. in March 2006. This was his first deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

To date, 144 Fort Riley Soldiers and Airmen have been killed while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.