Fort Riley, Kansas



Spc. Adam Hamilton died May 28, 2011, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

By 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office | PAO.MR | June 03, 2011

FORT RILEY, Kan. – A 1st Infantry Division Soldier assigned to the division's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team died May 28 from wounds suffered while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Spc. Adam Hamilton was killed in action when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Hamilton, 22, of Kent, Ohio, was a cavalry scout serving on his first deployment. He joined the Army in March 2009 and came to Fort Riley in July 2009.

The 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment deployed from Fort Riley, Kan., to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2011.

To date, 179 Fort Riley Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors have died while serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

For more information, contact the 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office at (785) 240-0469 / 307-0641 or e-mail