Yanceyville Post 89 reports today that Sergeant Colby Richmond was killed in Afghanistan last Thursday August 25th. He was killed when a tractor-trailer he was driving was hit by an IED. Sergeant Richmond enlisted in 2006 and deployed to Afghanistan in August 2010. He was a member of Transportation Unit 546.
Sergeant Richmond lived in Providence, NC. He is survived by his wife, 6 year old son and his mother. Read more and view digtriad.com news.
At this time, VFW Post Commander Fred Smith, Post 7316, does not know the details of funeral arrangements, a memorial was held yesterday, August 31, at Ft Bragg. His body is still in Dover, Delaware. He will keep the district advised.
District Posts are encouraged to join Yanceyville veterans as they say farewell to Sergeant Richmond. View VFW Post 7316 story placed on line by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.