Fort Riley, Kansas



Pfc. Charles Williams., 29, died Feb. 7, 2010, 97th MP Bn, USAG, 1st ID

By Unknown | PAO.MR | February 17, 2010

Fort Riley, Kan. – A Fort Riley Soldier died of injuries sustained from a noncombat related injury in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Feb. 7.

Pfc. Charles Williams was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 97th Military Police Battalion, United States Army Garrison, 1st Infantry Division.

Williams, 29, was an automation technician from Fair Oaks, Calif. He came into the Army April 2008. He was stationed at Fort Riley since December 2008. This was Williams' first deployment in support of the war on terrorism.

Williams was posthumously promoted to the rank of specialist.

To date, 171 Fort Riley Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors have died while serving in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.