Pvt. Joseph Francis Riley, son of the late James and Dora Riley of Alum Bridge, was killed in action on Guadalcanal September 14, 1942. He entered the Marine Corps on January 6 of that year and went overseas the following April, landing on Tulagi on August 7.
Attending the College only one term, 1939, Pvt. Riley attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated at Duquesne University with the class of 1939. He is a brother of Miss Mildred Riley, former student, of Weston.