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Two Bragg soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Posted August 31, 2011

— Two Fort Bragg soldiers were killed last week in Afghanistan, the Army said Wednesday.

Cpl. Colby Lee Richmond, 28, of Providence, N.C., and Cpl. Devin James Daniels, 22, of Kuna, Idaho, died Aug. 25 after an improvised explosive device exploded, officials said.

Both men were assigned to the 546th Transportation Company, 82nd Sustainment Brigade.

Richmond is survived by his wife and 6-year-old son. Daniels is survived by his wife and 8-month-old daughter.

Fort Bragg held a private memorial service for both men Wednesday.


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  • NCgirl87 Sep 2, 2011

    :( prayers to the family.

  • blancnhen Sep 2, 2011

    RIP to the soldiers who lost their lives fighting for our country!!!! I will keep both families in my prayers!!!!

  • Statick Sep 1, 2011

    Every news channel in America should air the pictures and names of the fallen soldiers who are giving their lives for this country every day. We as a people are too complacent about our fighting men and women, glossing over their names in the paper as if they were no better than a paid advertisment. Shame on you, America and shame on Washington for keeping us in this useless and expensive war.

  • Sassie10 Sep 1, 2011

    God bless the famlies during this time of grief. Thank you to the brave soldiers who give their lives for their country! You have a special place in heaven! So tragic and ths war needs to end soon...too many young men and women have been lost to this in Iraq and Afghanistan!

  • donnaferguson Sep 1, 2011

    I am Devin Daniels' Mother in Law. On behalf of our daughter I want to thank everyone for your support and kind remarks. Please continue to hold our family as well as the Richmonds in your prayers.

  • umop apisdn Sep 1, 2011

    It's too bad that people have become desensitized to this type of news. We should all be shocked and outraged. This "war" should have ended a long time ago.

  • uncfan89 Sep 1, 2011

    This is such a sad story and hits very close to home. Cpl. Richmond is from my home county and I worked with his mother years ago. Please keep his mother in your prayers this was her only child and she lost her husband not too long ago also. Thoughts and prayers also for Cpl. Daniels family. Thank you both for your service to our country, may you both rest in peace.

  • sunflowerbubbles Sep 1, 2011

    Sad. Thanks for your service and time! May you rest in peace!

  • Feisty Redneck Diva - Cowgirl UP Aug 31, 2011

    Job well done, rest in peace brave warriors. To families and friends, my deepest condolences for your loss. May the Lord Jesus fill you with His peace during your grieving. God Bless you and thank you.

  • sssh.. whisper Aug 31, 2011

    Dear Soldiers (and family),

    Thank you for your kind acts of bravery and protection. Our country would not be what it is without you. Many prayers to your families as you join your other brothers and sisters in Heaven. You are our TRUE HEROES.