Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Davy N. Weaver, 39, died of wounds suffered May 18 when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device in Qalat, Afghanistan.

Weaver was a mobilized Georgia National Guard Soldier and chemical operations specialist serving on a military transition team assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is Barnesville, Ga. He entered the Army in March 1987. He arrived at Fort Riley for transition team training in April 2007.

To date, 149 Fort Riley servicemembers have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Transition team training is a 60-day training cycle at Fort Riley to prepare small teams of American Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors to advise, teach, mentor and coach their Iraqi or Afghan counterparts.

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