Navy corpsman killed in Afghanistan while on patrol with Marines
Riley Gallinger-Long of Cornelius, Ore., was killed Thursday while on patrol in Marjah. He was the 45th Navy corpsman killed in Iraq and Afghanistan; corpsmen accompany Marines into combat to be ready to provide emergency medical aid.
Gallinger-Long is survived by his wife, Hope, his mother, Susan Blanchard, and his twin brother, Wyatt, who is also in the Navy.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: The casket of Corpsman Riley Gallinger-Long arrives at Dover Air Force Base. Credit: U.S. Air Force