PFC Jamie R. Riley
Hometown: Fair Haven, NJ.
Died: January 22, 2019
Unit: 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss.
Private First Class Jamie Riley, 21, of Fair Haven, N.J., enlisted into the Army on Jan. 23, 2018, after attending Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a Cavalry Scout, Reconnaissance Soldier stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, where he was assigned to the 1st Armored Division, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
On the evening of Jan. 22, 2019, Jamie, along with another soldier, were both fatally injured in a Stryker vehicle accident during a training exercise. Although his time was tragically cut short, his prestigious awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Air Assault Badge, Combat and Special Skill Badge, Basic Marksmanship Badge, and Bar, Weapon: Rifle Expert.
Jamie was a natural leader, he practiced and taught Tae Kwon Do, achieving his third degree black belt. He also excelled in high school football as well as track and Field. Jamie was an avid outdoors-man who loved to exercise and train intensely with military firearms. He was also an animal lover, who loved all of his Boxer dogs immensely. Jamie was a much loved son, brother and grandson.