A Fort Riley Soldier was killed by enemy forces the end of last week in eastern Afghanistan. Fort Riley officials announced Tuesday that Capt. James Nehl, 37, of Gardiner, Oregon. died November 9th in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.
He was an infantry officer assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, at Fort Riley.
Nehl joined the Army in 2007 and arrived at Fort Riley in May. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan. He also previously deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.