'Iron' Navy veteran who survived 2 strokes dies of coronavirus in less than a week

4 month ago

Milwaukee news, Wisconsin news.

The grieving son of a Navy veteran and former firefighter is still in shock after the passing of his “iron” father who tested positive for coronavirus.

66-year-old Lawrence Riley has died on Thursday, two days after learning he had the novel virus and less than a week after beginning to show the symptoms. On Tuesday, he was placed in a medically induced coma.

“The way he handled pain, he was a tough guy. For this to take him out, it was a shock,” his son Elvaughn Riley said. The elder Riley had no underlying health conditions and had survived two strokes.

“It took my father just like that,” Riley’s daughter said. “I never thought in a million years my dad would be gone in five days.”