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Jeffry Randall Riek

First Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Falls Church
Served In: Vietnam
Casualty Date: February 25, 1970
Died In: South Vietnam
Awards: Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Soldier's Medal

1LT Riek was a 1968 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. After graduation, he attended IOBC, Ranger School, and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was killed while on a reconnaissance mission when his platoon was ambushed. Without regard to his own safety, 1LT Riek and his RTO returned fire so the rest of the platoon could reach substantial cover. Both men were killed.

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