Fort Riley, Kansas



Spc. Robert J. Dixon, Killed May 6, 2007

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

Spc. Robert J. Dixon, 27, was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle May 6 in Baghdad, Iraq.

Dixon was a cavalry scout assigned to 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1 st Infantry Division. Dixon's home of record is Minneapolis, Minn. He entered the Army in July 2005 and began serving with the 1st Inf. Div. in January 2006. This was his first deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

To date, 98 Soldiers from Fort Riley have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.