Faces of the Fallen

Spec. Joseph A. Richardson

  • Age: 23
  • Sex: M
  • Hometown: Booneville, Ark.
  • Branch: Army
  • Unit: 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Incident

  • Nov 16th, 2012: Died in Paktika province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with a makeshift bomb and small arms fire.
  • Location: Afghanistan

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About Faces of the Fallen

February 2013 update: Due to a technical issue, a number of the home states listed for service members appeared incorrectly in this database. Those entries have since been corrected.

Faces of the Fallen is a collection of information about each U.S. service member who has died as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.

This information is updated at least weekly from military releases, news service reports and local newspaper stories. The photographs come from news services, local newspapers and family members. The Washington Post cannot give permission to allow for third-party use of the photos in Faces of the Fallen due to contractual agreements with other news organizations.

Research by Magda Jean-Louis, Whitney Fetterhoff and Mary Hadar.
Application design and development by Sisi Wei, Jeremy Bowers and Wilson Andrews.