Fort Riley, Kansas



Sgt. Dennis A. Corral, Killed Jan. 1, 2004

By Unknown | PAO.MR | April 25, 2009

The Department of Defense announced that Sgt. Dennis A. Corral, 33, of Kearney, Neb., died on Jan. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq.

Corral was assigned to Company C, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. He joined the Army in January 1997 and has been stationed at Fort Riley since October 2003. He was assigned to the unit as supply sergeant and deployed to Iraq in December 2003.

Corral was in a convoy going to the Baghdad International Airport when his vehicle went out of control and rolled over. The incident is under investigation.

He is the 21st Fort Riley Soldier who has died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the first Soldier from Fort Riley to die in the new year.

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.