Fort Riley, Kansas



Pfc. Gustavo Adolfo Rios-Ordonez died June 20, 2011, 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st HBCT, 1st ID

By 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office | PAO.MR | June 24, 2011


FORT RILEY, Kan. – A 1st Infantry Division Soldier from Fort Riley was killed by enemy forces while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Pfc. Gustavo Adolfo Rios-Ordonez, 25, died of wounds sustained from an IED on June 20th while on a dismounted patrol near West Pashmul in southern Afghanistan.

Rios-Ordonez was assigned to 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

Rios-Ordonez was born in Pereira, Colombia. He joined the Army in August 2010 as an infantry mortarman.

This was his first deployment. He deployed to Afghanistan with 4-4 Cavalry in February 2011, and had been awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

To date, 186 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


June 23, 2011

Release No. 20110623-01