William James (Bill) Riley

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  • RM2, Radio Operator, USS Ashtabula AO51
  • April 15, 1956 – September 7, 1961
  • Vietnam Era
  • Good Conduct Medal (1 Star) and National Defense Medal
  • Seventh Fleet, Japan, Hawaii, and Alaska
    Mr. Riley graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. After his Military service and education, he worked for many years at Cuna Mutual Group in Madison, WI, retiring as CFO. He and his wife Sandy then moved to Presque Isle, WI, where Bill continued to enjoy his passion for cooking.
    Bill was born on December 16, 1934 and died May 2, 2019. Interred in Manitowish Waters, WI.