May 13, 2009
A Fort Riley soldier has been killed in Iraq.
The Pentagon announced today that Maj. Steven Hutchinson, 60, of Scottsdale, AZ, died May 10th when an improvised explosive device went off near his vehicle in Al Farr, Iraq.
Major Hutchinson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley.
Maj. Hutchison is the oldest member of that service branch to be killed in combat as well as the oldest member of any branch killed in combat operations.