Fort Riley Soldier Found Dead
KSAL Staff - March 21, 2016 11:16 am
More than a hundred Fort Riley soldiers are helping University of Kansas researchers study how intense running affects wounded soldiers with mild traumatic brain injury.
A soldier who was found dead at Fort Riley has been identified.
According to the Army, a 1st Infantry Division Soldier who was found dead in his vehicle on Saturday has been identified.
Sgt. Shaun Covington, 25, was a signal support noncommissioned officer assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div. He arrived at Fort Riley in February 2013.
Covington deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from April 2011 through April 2012 and Operation Inherent Resolve from June 2014 to March 2015.
“The Quarterhorse squadron is deeply saddened by the loss of Sgt. Covington,” said Lt. Col. Bradley Laauwe, commander of 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt. “We are prepared to support Shaun’s family and friends during this difficult time.”
The Riley County Police Department is investigating Covington’s death.