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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 90 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Draftee Pfc. Howard Riley Awarded Bronze Star for Valor In Ambush at LZ Albany

    Posted on 6/25/18 - by Garry Owen
    An Army reserve General and the Mayor of Philadelphia joined to award posthumous decorations to a young Philadelphian killed in action in Vietnam last November 17.
    Major General John W. Wurts presented the Bronze Star medal to Howard A. Riley, father of Pfc. Howard G. Riley, late of 29 Ithan st. Mayor James H.J. Tate presented the Purple Heart to the slain youth's mother, Evva.
    The ceremony took place in the Mayor's City Hall reception room.
    Riley, an ammunition bearer with the 7th Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division (airmobile), won the Bronze Star for valor in close fighting during a Vietcong attack near the Ia Drang Valley. He fought heroically while exposed to enemy fire.
  • Forever Remembered.... Never Ever Forgotten...RIP Howard

    Posted on 6/25/18 - by Isabel Bermudez
    Howard George Riley
    ON THE WALL: Panel 3E Line 90
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    Home of Record: Philadelphia, PA
    Date of birth: 06/27/1942
    Service Branch: Army of the United States
    Grade at loss: E3
    Rank: Private First Class
    Promotion Note: None
    ID No: 52605682
    MOS: 11B10: Infantryman
    Length Service: 01
    Start Tour: 08/18/1965
    Incident Date: 11/17/1965
    Casualty Date: 11/17/1965
    Status Date: Not Applicable
    Status Change: Not Applicable
    Age at Loss: 23
    Location: Pleiku Province, South Vietnam
    Remains: Body recovered
    Repatriated: Not Applicable
    Identified: Not Applicable
    Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
    Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
    Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds
    Data accessed: 6/25/2018
  • KIA with 151 of his Comrades at Ambush at LZ Albany in Ia Drang Valley Nov. 17, 1965

    Posted on 6/25/18 - by K
    He was an Infantry Soldier...and He died a Soldier’s Death.... fighting with his friends and comrades
    God Bless You Howard
    And God Bless All who died with you that day
    You were the Pride of America
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Howard George Riley, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 11/4/11 - by Deborah Riley White
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