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Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted September 30, 2012
Updated October 7, 2012

— A Fort Bragg soldier was killed in Afghanistan Friday, the military announced Sunday.

Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens, 39, of Tolar, Texas, died of wounds from enemy small-arms fire in Wardak, military officials said. Stephens served with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group.


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  • djofraleigh Oct 1, 2012

    Where are the anti-war activists and flag draped coffin photographs since a democrat became president? The slain Ambassador had it, and the president's presence, too. We are leaving in 2014, and that is taken as victory and pacifier, I suppose. Let's leave now.

  • 426X3 Oct 1, 2012

    Another wasted life. Get us out of Afghanistan. R.I.P. brave soilder.

  • garnertoy Oct 1, 2012

    Peace to his family

  • workinghuman33 Oct 1, 2012

    God Bless Sgt. Stephens and his family. So many tragic losses. Thank sir for your service. No matter how/what we feel about what's going in the Middle East, it's still important that we support our military, after all they ARE under orders.....we should certainly be grateful for their sacrifices and service. God speed Sgt. Stephens.

  • pappybigtuna1 Oct 1, 2012

    where is the governor, perdue demanding something out of obama, a resident of NC murdered in Afickistan

    Is she hiding under her desk

  • phaste82 Oct 1, 2012

    A good man gone much to soon. I feel for his daughter who will never get to know him

  • JohnnyVoodoo Oct 1, 2012

    Two things i'm sick of. Our men and women losing their lives over in Afghanistan...and the middle east in general.