Fort Riley, Kansas

 

News

Spc. Jose A. Torre, Jr., Died Jan. 15, 2011, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team

By SFC Jake Newman | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | January 18, 2011

FORT RILEY, Kan. – A Soldier assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team (Advise and Assist), 1st Infantry Division, died Jan. 15 while supporting Operation New Dawn in Iraq.

Spc. Jose A. Torre, Jr., 21, of Garden Grove, Calif., died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket-propelled grenade.

Torre, a combat engineer, arrived at Fort Riley in August, 2008. His unit deployed to Iraq in November, 2010.

To date, 174 Fort Riley Soldiers have died while serving in support of Operations Iraqi or Enduring Freedom.

Tag PAO.MR