Fort Riley identifies soldier killed in training exercise

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FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Officials at Fort Riley have released the name of the soldier killed during a training exercise in Texas Tuesday.

The Army says Staff Sgt. Sean Devoy died after falling during hoist training near Robert Gray Army Airfield. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

"Staff Sgt. Devoy touched countless lives as a flight paramedic. We are deeply saddened by the loss of an extraordinary noncommissioned officer and teammate," said Lt. Col. Khirsten T. Schwenn, 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., Commander.

Fort Riley says Devoy, 28, was a medic with Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Inf. Div. He had been deployed to Germany in 2010 and to Afghanistan three times (2011, 2013, and 2016)

Originally from Ballwin, Missouri, he joined the Army in March 2010 and came to Fort Riley in December 2012.

According to the Army, his awards and decorations include: the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Valorous Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with four campaign stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Medical Badge and the Aviation Badge.