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Local Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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 news.

At this time I do not know of arrangements, a memorial was held yesterday, August 31, at Ft Bragg.  His body is still in Dover, Delaware. I will keep you advised.

Report by: Fred Smith, Commander, VFW Post 7316

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