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Saturday, May 25, 2024

HN Riley Gallinger-Long USN KIA 11 AUG 2011 AFGHANISTAN


Corpsman.com’s Heart’s and prayers go out to HN Gallingher-Long’s Family, Shipmates, Marines, Friends. We will post a picture when one becomes available.

The military says a sailor based at Camp Lejeune has died in Afghanistan.

Officials say 19-year-old Hospitalman Riley Gallinger-Long of Cornelius, Ore., died Thursday while conducting a dismounted patrol in Helmand province. He was assigned to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune

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19 Responses to “HN Riley Gallinger-Long USN KIA 11 AUG 2011 AFGHANISTAN”
  1. Gtegel says:

    Our Prayers to the family and wife of Riley. My son Nathan went to A school with him and said he was a stand up guy and a dedicated Corpsman. God Bless the family as you grieve the loss. He will not be forgotten.
    HTCS(SW) Gary Tegel

  2. HN Solomon says:

    We didn’t know each other but as it turns out you were in my brother class in corps school and we graduated together. May your sacrifice be long remembered. Fair winds and following seas, my brother.

  3. lcpl maddox says:

    We all love and miss you brother and we all know we will all know one day we will be reunited. Your brothers 1st plt charlie company 1/6

  4. Linda Genao says:

    I am so sorry.  1/6 is my Husband unit and am certain they are all very sadden by the loss.  May God comfort you and bring your family peace.

  5. HN Cook says:

    I have known Riley the entire step of the way in the navy, A school, FMTB, and 1/6, he was an outstanding corpsman,sailor, and friend, he will be missed by me and all who knew him.

  6. Lorenzo Gonzales says:

    Riley was an uncle to my grandsons’ and a family friend… The family appreciates all your support…

  7. Doc Bullis says:

    Riley was my best friend all the way from boot camp to 2nd MarDiv. He was pumped to be going to Afghanistan, far more than myself. He’s changed my life forever, and will remain in my memories as a brother, not in arms, but as family. God bless you, devil doc.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I was with Golf 2/3 in 1967 in Vietnam as  Marine Infantry,  Any Marine will tell you the best part of the Corps is and was and will always be the Navy Field Corpsmen that have the worst job and the best job..

     We old Vietnam era Marines Honor and  remember all our Corpsmen, and now the ones that serve and have served since..

    Since 1967 the memories have still not faded, the sacrifices the Corpsmen do is never to be forgotten by the Men that have served with a Corpsmen regardless of the era… 

    Ryley was a fellow Oregonian to boot, not a 20 mile trip to his family…

    Honor and Sacrifice.

  9. Vynidual says:

    Wyatt and Ryley have been like my brothers for as long as I have known them. We lived 2 houses down and they were over at my house all the time. Everyday. Ryley was there for me in my worst moments. He died a hero in my eyes, my brothers eyes, hell my entire families, eyes. We will never forget you Ryley. I love you man.


  10. Cmathew says:

    God bless his family. Thank you serving me and my family, sir.

  11. Crayton V Morris says:

    My sincere condolences to Riley’s Family and Friends.  I read about his death down here in Phoenix, AZ.  I’m from Seaside, OR and served in Viet Nam as “Medevac” Helicopter pilot back in 1966.
    Again, My Sincere Condolences
    Crayton Morris

  12. Alcunningham11 says:

    RIP Warrior

  13. Mulaloday2 says:

    Rest In Peace warrior. You were and are a HERO

  14. Sabrinarose7 says:

    I didn’t know Doc Long but my husband was over there with him this time around, and I cant even imagine what his wife is going through but all my prayers go out to the gallinger-Long family may he rest in peace.

  15. Sacriv says:

    Thanks, Doc.

    Our love and respect for you will never be forgotten.

    A Korean War Doc / 2/7/1 Mar Div.

  16. NICKY says:

    …..So our Marines can live….another ‘Doc’ takes their place….

  17. NICKY says:

    ‘So our Marines can live…another ‘Doc’ takes their place….definitely ‘The Few….The Proud’….he will not be forgotten!!!!

  18. Mario USN says:

    I do know this doc.. Because I am one as well. I went to Boot camp, and A School with him. I never served with him.. seeing as we were both brand new to our jobs. My papers got screwed up so I get set back on deployment…. We were suppose to go to the same place, same Division.. same job… Some how I was not there. I wish I could have been. I am sorry to those who knew him best. He was a Good sailor, A Great friend, and an Inspiration to us all.

  19. HN Morris says:

    I am in FMTB-E right now, Doc Gallinger had just completed this school not very long before I arrived. I am getting ready to graduate from here in 3 weeks and im going to a grunt unit on Lejeune. Hearing things like this keep me striving for excellence….RIP DOC

    HN Morris