Just before midnight last night, the Pentagon announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, of Rosston, Ark., died Aug. 28, 2013, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.
He was assigned to the 307th Engineer Battalion (Combat/Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Also killed in the fight that day was Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis of Staten Island New York. Ollis was based out of Fort Drum, N.Y.
There has been no information released on other Soldiers who might have been injured in this same firefight.
Service arrangements have not been announced by Sgt. Young’s family.
Additional information is available to media sources on this Soldier, including previous deployments and commendations, by contacting the XVIII Airborne Corps public affairs office at 910-489-2774 in North Carolina.
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