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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 912-12
November 18, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            Killed were: 

            Sgt. Channing B. Hicks, 24, of Greer, S.C., and 

            Spc. Joseph A. Richardson, 23, of Booneville, Ark. 

            They died Nov. 16, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. 

            For more information please contact the 1st Infantry Division public affairs office during duty hours at 785-240-1796, or after hours at 785-250-3791.

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