The U.S. Department of Defense announced yesterday the death of two soldiers while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. One of those soldiers was from Booneville, Arkansas.
Specialist Joseph A. Richardson, 23-years-old, was part of the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kansas. Sergeant Channing B Hicks of Greer, South Carolina, was the second soldier killed. According to the DOD, enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.