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Army Master Sgt. Richard L. Ferguson

Died March 30, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

45, of Conway, N.H.; assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colo.; killed March 30 when the military vehicle he was riding in rolled over in Samarra, Iraq.

Soldier killed in vehicle accident in Iraq

Associated Press

FORT CARSON, Colo. — A Special Forces sergeant who died in Iraq was identified as a 45-year-old New Hampshire soldier.

The Defense Department identified Master Sgt. Richard Ferguson as being from Conway, N.H., who died March 31 in Somara, Iraq, when the military vehicle in which he was riding rolled over.

Ferguson was assigned to the Army’s 10th Special Forces Group based at Fort Carson.

The incident is under investigation.

Ferguson grew up in Coventry, R.I., where his father, Lee Ferguson, still lives.

“He was military all the way,” the father told Rhode Island television stations. “He did what he had to do.”

In Conway, the Conway Daily Sun said Richard Ferguson is listed on town property records with a Warwick, R.I., address, but is not listed in the community’s voting records.

Ferguson was the 45th Fort Carson soldier to die in Iraq since the war began. Two reservists attached to the post also have been killed.

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