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Army Spc. Joseph A. Richardson

Died November 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


23, of Booneville, Ark.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Nov. 16, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.
State to honor Iowa native killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered flags under state control to be lowered in honor of an Iowa native who was killed on patrol in Afghanistan.

The flags will be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday for Army Sgt. Joseph Richardson, who died Nov. 16.

Richardson spent most of his childhood in Algona and moved to Booneville, Ark., after the ninth grade.

A visitation is scheduled to be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Oakcrest Funeral Home in Algona. A funeral is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Algona. A graveside service will follow at the Indian Mounds Cemetery in Humboldt.

Survivors include his wife, Ashley Richardson, as well as his parents, two sisters, a brother and other relatives.

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