Ft. Bragg soldier killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan
by WNCN Staff
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -
A Fort Bragg soldier was killed Aug. 28 by enemy fire during operations in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
Fort Bragg officials have identified the soldier as Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo Young, 34, of Rosston, Arkansas.
Young was assigned to the 738th Engineer Support Company, 307th Engineer Battalion 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg.
Young joined the Army in September 1997.
"Sergeant First Class Ricardo Young leaves behind a legacy of intense camaraderie with his fellow Soldiers. He had a special sense of humor that endeared him to his fellow man," said Col. James H. Raymer, 20th Engineer Brigade commander.
Young's awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal and more.