FORT RILEY, Kan. – A Soldier assigned to the “Big Red One” was killed by enemy forces Nov. 12 in Zerok, Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Matthew Stiltz, 26, of Spokane, Wash., died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., as an infantryman.
Stiltz arrived at Fort Riley in February 2006. This was his third deployment. He served two deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Stiltz was posthumously promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.