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Cpl. William D. Richardson, Killed Apr. 3, 2005

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 25, 2009

Cpl. William D. Richardson, 23, of Moreno Valley, Calif., died April 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he came under enemy attack and fell into a canal.

Richardson was as Infantryman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division.

He enlisted into the Army in February 2002.

Richardson had been stationed at Fort Riley since August 2002 and deployed for a second rotation to support Operation Iraqi Freedom in January 2005.

The incident is under investigation.

Approximately 4,300 Fort Riley Soldiers are currently deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. This incident brings the number of Fort Riley Soldiers who have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to 48.