SFC Riley G. Stephens
United States Army
B Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)
AUG 26, 1973 – SEP 28, 2012 | Wardak, Afghanistan
Hometown: Tolar, TX
Starting in 1993, Riley served in several infantry positions with the 101st and then as a Scout Section Leader with the 17th Infantry Regiment before completing the Special Forces Qualification Course in March 2005. Riley was on his 6th deployment with 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), where he served as a Medical Sergeant (18 Delta). To honor Riley’s legacy, his family has created the annual “Riley Run” as well as awarding scholarships within their hometown of Tolar, Texas.