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Navy Hospitalman Riley Gallinger-Long
Died August 11, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
19, of Cornelius, Ore.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 11 in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting a dismounted patrol.
Sailor from Oregon killed in Afghanistan
The Associated Press
FOREST GROVE, Ore. — The body of an Oregon sailor who was killed while serving as a medic with the Marines in Afghanistan arrived Saturday at Dover Air Force Base for transfer to Forest Grove where his funeral will be held.
Riley Gallinger-Long will be buried in Willamette National Cemetery.
The 19-year-old hospitalman from Cornelius was killed Thursday. His brother Zack Gallinger-Long of Hillsboro told The Oregonian he was shot while tending to a wounded Marine.
Ryley Gallinger-Long was a 2010 graduate of Forest Grove High School who married his high school sweetheart in March. He was assigned to a Marine unit at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.