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"You lose someone?"
"My wing-man, Riley. Flying a night mission. Standard PJ rescue op. Nothing we hadn't done a thousand times before. Until an RPG knocked Riley's dumb ass out of the sky. Nothing I could do. It's like I was up there just to watch."
Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson[src]

Riley was a pararescueman working with the 58th rescue squadron alongside Sam Wilson until he was tragically killed during a mission.


Riley and Sam Wilson

Riley was a test pilot for the EXO-7 Falcon along with Sam Wilson. Riley and his para-rescue unit were tasked with apprehending Khalid Khandil, a notable target in Afghanistan. Khandil hid in an area protected by soldiers using RPGs, preventing the United States Air Force from sending helicopters to the area.

Riley and Wilson infiltrated the area using two sets of EXO-7 Falcon mechanical wing harnesses, allowing them highly-maneuvered flight. Riley was struck and killed by one of the RPGs, and Wilson could do nothing to help him. Later, Wilson would describe the incident, saying he felt powerless and that he was beside his friend just to watch him die.[1]


  • EXO-7 Falcon: A prototype jet-pack with wings that enables the user to fly. The wings can also be used as defensive and offensive weapons, as they are highly flexible and bulletproof.