Ranger Devin James Kuhn dies during training

| February 13, 2018 | 20 Comments

The Army reports that Specialist Devin James Kuhn was killed January 31, 2018 from wounds he sustained during training at Camp Rilea, Oregon a few days after his 24th birthday.

He was assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, in December 2015, where he served as an automatic rifleman, deploying once in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan.

During his deployment, Kuhn earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge after participating in numerous special operations raids against multiple terrorist networks. Kuhn also participated in multiple home station training events to include live fire training exercises and mountain warfare training among others.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Ranger Tab.

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  1. Hondo says:

    Gone far too soon.

    Rest in peace, Specialist Kuhn. May God comfort your surviving family, friends, and colleagues.

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    Too young, too soon. This is very sad.

    REst in Peace. See you on the other side, Ranger.

  3. LRRP2 says:

    Rest in Peace young Ranger .

  4. RGR 4-78 says:

    Rest in Peace, Ranger.

  5. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    RIP Ranger

  6. UpNorth says:

    Rest In Peace, Ranger. Gone far too soon.

  7. Graybeard says:

    Prayers for him and his family.

    A good man, and outstanding warrior, a great loss.

  8. Sparks says:

    Rest in peace young Soldier.

  9. Wilted Willy says:

    May God bless you and your family young warrior! May you rest in peace, you have earned it.

  10. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Rest In Peace Young Warrior, you were taken from us far too soon.

  11. RCAF-CHAIRBORNE says:

    Rest in Peace brave Ranger. Your time came far too soon.

  12. AW1Ed says:

    Fair winds and following seas, Ranger.

  13. CW2 Club Manager, USA ret. says:

    RIP trooper.

    RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!

  14. Aysel says:

    Camp Rilea is about a 2 hour drive from my house and the initial article on this was strange. That article stated that he died of gun shot wounds in the housing area. I feel bad for him and his family but something is off on this one.

    • CW2 Club Manager, USA ret says:

      Funny you mentioned it. I spent 4 1/2 years at Portland Air Base and returned many times since first with my daughters living in Vancouver, WA then on TDY. I had never heard of Camp Rilea and Googled it to find the news report. Please follow this story and keep Jonn informed.
      You also live in a great place and I am envious. We would but Oregon is just too liberal for our views.

    • timactual says:

      This article also said it didn’t occur during a training exercise.

      ww.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/02/authorities_investigate_shooti.html

  15. The Stranger says:

    Far too young…
    RIP Ranger.

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