Richard C. Emmons III
(2011 - Afghanistan)
U.S. Army Specialist Richard C. Emmons, 22, died May 31, 2011 in Logar Province, Afghanistan when his unit was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Emmons was a signal support systems specialist with the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Emmons awards and decorations include Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and Combat Action Badge.
Emmons is survived by his mother and stepfather Janice and William Hogan; his sister Morgan; brother Conor, and a large extended family.