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Rily was born to a father who served in the United States Navy in World War II. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1952 with a degree in economics and as a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
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- "Lieutenant Commander Tad Riley". YouTube. 15 November 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi2L4ZUBm5s.