Fort Riley, Kansas



Spc. Roger G. Ling, Died Feb. 19, 2004

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

Two Fort Riley Soldiers died of injuries sustained from small arms fire and an improvised explosive device attack near Khalidiyah, Iraq, Feb. 19.

The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Killed were:

Second Lt. Jeffrey C. Graham, 24, of Elizabethtown, Ky., was a platoon leader for Company C. He joined the Army in May 2003 and had been stationed at Fort Riley since October 2003. Graham deployed to Iraq in November 2003.

Spc. Roger G. Ling, 20, of Douglaston, N.Y., was an armor crewman in Company C. He joined the Army in November 2001 and had been stationed at Fort Riley since May 2002. Ling deployed to Iraq in September 2003.

To date, 28 Fort Riley Soldiers have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Fort Riley commanders, Soldiers, civilian employees and Family Readiness Groups are providing ongoing assistance to all families of Soldiers supporting the war effort and are prepared to continue around the clock assistance throughout this operation.