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Army Spc. Richard C. Emmons III
Died May 31, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
22, of North Granby, Conn., assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.; died May 31 at Forward Operating Base Shank, Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade.
Polk soldier dies when unit attacked by RPG
Alexandria (La.) Daily Town Talk
A Fort Polk, La., soldier died May 31 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket-propelled grenade.
Spc. Richard C. Emmons III, 22, of North Granby, Conn., 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, S.C., and Fort Gordon, Ga., he arrived at Fort Polk in May 2010. He deployed with his unit in October 2010 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Emmons is survived by his mother and stepfather.