15 Sep '18, 10am

Douglas Riney died in Afghanistan when his son was 2. Now 4, the boy builds memorials to his father

When James Riney’s mother took him shopping for new bedding to outfit his room in their new house, the 4-year-old considered a few options: first sharks, then dinosaurs, then comic book superheroes. He passed on all three. “Can we do superheroes like my daddy?” James asked. Sgt. Douglas Riney, 26, was shot and killed by a suspected Taliban infiltrator in Afghanistan nearly two years ago. James barely remembers him, his mother Kylie Riney said, but his awe for him and others who have served in uniform has been shaped by memorials and ceremonies he’s attended since his father was killed. Earlier this month, she put out a call on social media for uniform patches she hopes to use to decorate his room to honor such people. So far, one package of patches has arrived, she told Stars and Stripes on Wednesday, shortly after popular Facebook page “U.S. Army WTF! Moments” shared her ...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/douglas-riney-died-in-afghan...

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