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Local Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 by post7316

Yanceyville Post 7316 reports today that Sergeant Colby Richmond was killed in Afghanistan last Thursday August 25th. He was killed when a tractor-trailer he was driving was hit by an IED.  Sergeant Richmond enlisted in 2006 and deployed to Afghanistan in August 2010.  He was a member of Transportation Unit 546.

Sergeant Richmond  lived in Providence, NC.   He is survived by his wife, 6 year old son and his mother.  Read more and view digtriad.com news.

At this time, Post Commander Fred Smith, Post 7316, does  not know the details of funeral arrangements, a memorial was held yesterday, August 31, at Ft Bragg.  His body is still in Dover, Delaware.  He will keep the district advised.

District Posts are encouraged to join Yanceyville veterans as they say farewell to Sergeant Richmond.  View Post 7316 story