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Local soldier dies supporting Operation Enduring Freedom

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Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, of Rosston, Ark., died Aug. 28, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Photo taken from Facebook. Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, of Rosston, Ark., died Aug. 28, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Photo taken from Facebook.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, of Rosston, Ark., died Aug. 28, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.

Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement mourning the death of Young:

"John 15:13 says, ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' Sergeant First Class Young courageously fought for our country and laid down his life for us, his fellow countrymen, so that we might live in freedom. We grieve his loss, yet we will always cherish and celebrate his bravery and patriotism.

"My deepest condolences go out to his loved ones, who are in our prayers. We cannot fill the emptiness they feel in their hearts. But as they mourn the loss of SFC Young, let us comfort and care for them, and thank them for the nobility of his service. Our gratitude to them and SFC Young will always endure."

Young was assigned to the 307th Engineer Battalion (Combat/Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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