(FORT RILEY, Kan.) — A 1st Infantry Division Soldier from Fort Riley was killed by enemy forces while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Gustavo Adolfo Rios-Ordonez, 25, died of wounds sustained from an IED on June 20th while on a dismounted patrol near West Pashmul in southern Afghanistan.
Rios-Ordonez was assigned to 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
Rios-Ordonez was born in Pereira, Columbia. He joined the Army in August 2010 as an infantry mortarman.
This was his first deployment. He deployed to Afghanistan with 4-4 Cavalry in February 2011, and had been awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge.