Thursday, March 22, 2007

my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of private first class stephen k richardson

as well as the family and friends of sgt wayne r cornell. i am so very sorry for your loss

Bridgeport solider killed in Baghdad

(Bridgeport - WTNH) _ A Connecticut soldier has been killed in Baghdad, Private First Class Stephen K. Richardson, 22, of Bridgeport was killed on March 20.
The Department of Defense announced today that Richardson and Sgt. Wayne R. Cornell, 26, of Holstein, Nebraska died March 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations...........

by News Channel 8's Kent Pierce

Pfc. Richardson was just 22 years old. He is the 38th person with Connecticut ties to die in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Richardson's roots were in Jamaica, but he spent a year of high school and one semester of college at the University of Bridgeport in the fall of 2004. Richardson was not there long, but he made an impression on his professors.
"He was here for only one semester. He did well in all of his classes the term he was here," Prof. Edward Geist said. "He wanted to be a business major, and I know he was planning to go into international business."

PFC Stephen K. Richardson (Photo: Jamaica Observer)

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