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