Riley E. Lott, Jr., 76, of Springfield, Ore., passed away August 29, 2021. He was born in Rolling Bay, Wash., to parents Riley E. and Lillian Lott. He is survived by his daughter, Traci, and granddaughters MaKenna and Alyssa. His grandson Spencer passed earlier this year.
One of several Green Berets of Native American descent, Riley was a member of the Lower Umpqua Tribe which he later worked to confederate with the Siuslaw and Coos Tribes. Riley enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 and is possibly the youngest man to . . .