Friday, August 30, 2013
Army Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, died August 28 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Young was killed when insurgents attacked his unit with gunfire, according to the Department of Department.
Young served as a Horizontal Construction Engineer with the 307th Engineer Battalion (Combat/Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
Young grew up in Rosston, Arkansas. ArLaTexHomepage.com reports he enlisted in the Army almost exactly 16 years ago, in September of 1997.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe ordered all state flags be lowered in honor of Young until sundown on Sunday, September 1, according to MagnoliaReporter.com.