Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-Staff Monday in Honor of Kentucky Soldier Killed in Iraq

Media Contact: Nicole Burton

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 2, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that U.S. and Kentucky flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 6, 2019, in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky, died April 20, 2019 in Ninawa Province, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.

Spc. Riley was assigned to 2nd Battallion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Services for Spc. Riley will be held at 1 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Richmond Church of Christ (1500 Lancaster Road, Richmond), with burial to follow with full military honors at Madison County Memorial Gardens (210 West Rice Lane, Richmond).

Gov. Bevin encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute of lowering the flag in honor of Spc. Riley.

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