Fort Riley, Kansas



Capt. Donnie R. Belser Jr., Killed Feb 10, 2007, Transition Team member

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

Capt. Donnie R. Belser Jr., 28, died from sniper fire while on patrol during combat operations Feb. 10 near Baqubah, Iraq.

He was an advisor assigned to the 524th Transition Team, of the 1st Infantry Division. The 524th TT is attached for operational purposes to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team with the 1st Cavalry Division. Before deploying to Iraq as an advisor, he was assigned to the 610th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

Belser's home of record is Anniston, Ala.

He entered the Army in April 2001 and began serving in the 1st Infantry Division in October 2001.

This was Belser's third deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

Belser's death brings the total number of Soldiers deployed from Fort Riley to have died supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom to 84.