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Jun 1, 2011

Release Number: 1106-01

By: Fort Drum Public Affairs


10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier stationed at Fort Polk,
Louisiana, was killed Tuesday, May 31, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of
wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled
grenade.
 
Killed is Specialist Richard C. Emmons III, age 22, of North Granby,
Connecticut.  He was a signal support systems specialist with the 2nd
Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain
Division.

Emmons joined the army in September 2009.  After training at Fort Jackson,
South Carolina and Fort Gordon, Georgia, he arrived at Fort Polk, Louisiana
in May 2010. He deployed with his unit in October 2010 to Afghanistan in
support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Emmons' awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart,
the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the
Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal and the
Combat Action Badge.

Emmons is survived by his mother and step-father.



Media with inquiries regarding this press release should call Fort Drum
Public Affairs, 315-772-8286, or email
julie.cupernall@us.army.mil

SPC Richard C. Emmons III SPC Richard C. Emmons III



Contact
 
Media Relations Officer
usarmy.drum.imcom-atlantic.mbx.pao@mail.mil
 
 
Telephone
315-772-7267
 
 
Main Office
Public Affairs Office
10012 S. Riva Ridge Loop
Fort Drum, New York
13602-5028
 
 
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(315) 772-5461
 
 
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(315) 772-8295




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