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Paul James RILEY (VETERAN WWII)

Greenwood Cemetery
Garland County,
Arkansas

Lieutenant Paul James Riley 1913-1942 was a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1937. After two years at sea, Lt. Riley took flight training at the Pensacola Navy Base. Upon graduation he was ordered to the Pacific Fleet. On June 14, 1942, flying in Torpedo Squadron Six in the Battle of Midway, Lt. Riley was lost. His body was never found. For his feats of heroism, the Navy named a ship USS Riley (579) in his honor.

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Contributed on 9/30/08 by pvhwdh
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Record #: 69505

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Submitted: 9/30/08 • Approved: 12/13/08 • Last Updated: 9/13/12 • R69505-G0-S3

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