‘Warrior’ killed in action


Even before his 1991 graduation from Tolar High School, Riley Stephens envisioned his life in service to his country as an Army soldier.

For almost 20 years, he lived that dream.

Sgt. 1st Class Stephens, a Green Beret with the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), died Friday from a single gunshot to the neck from small-arms gunfire during battle in Afghanistan’s Wardak province.


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