Fort Riley, Kansas



Fort Riley Soldier dies in Afghanistan

By | 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office | November 19, 2012

FORT RILEY, Kan. – A Soldier assigned to the 1st Infantry Division died Nov. 16 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.


Sgt. Channing Hicks, 24 was killed when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.


Hicks was an infantryman assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Hicks was originally from Greer, S.C. and joined the Army in June 2006. He previously served two deployments to Iraq with the 1st Infantry Division.


To date, 207 Fort Riley Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors have died while serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.


For more information the media may contact the 1st Infantry Division public affairs office at 785-240-1796 or after hours, call 785-250-3791.