Fort Riley Advisor Killed in Afghanistan

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) _ A Navy petty officer trained at Fort Riley has died from his wounds in a blast in Afghanistan.

Fort Riley officials said Tuesday that Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony Carbullido died of wounds suffered Aug. 8 at Sangatesh, Afghanistan, when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb. To date, 154 soldiers, airmen and sailors from Fort Riley have died in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The 25-year-old Carbullido was from Agat, Guam. He was a hospital corpsman assigned to train Afghan security forces. He trained at Fort Riley from July through October 2007. He was assigned to the Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill.

More than 4,000 advisers from the Army, Navy and Air Force who trained at Fort Riley are deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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