Fort Riley, Kansas



Staff Sgt. Ryan L. Zorn, 35, died Nov. 16, 2009, Transition Team member

By Unknown | PAO.MR | November 23, 2009

FORT RILEY, Kan. – A Soldier assigned as a Transition Team member to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, has died from wounds sustained in Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Ryan L. Zorn, 35, died of wounds suffered Nov. 16 when the vehicle he was traveling in rolled over in Tal Afar, Iraq.

Zorn entered the Army in January 1994. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Bde., 1st Inf. Div., Fort Riley in January 2009. Zorn served as a communications information system operations non-commissioned officer. His home of record is Upton, Wyo.

To date, 169 Fort Riley Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors have died while serving in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.


Note: In September 2009, 1st Brigade was remissioned and the Transition Team mission was transferred to Fort Polk, La. Transition Team members who trained with 1st Brigade prior to the unit's remissioning are still assigned to Fort Riley.