Chief Warrant Officer 2 Rick Richardson, 33, of the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, was killed in Farah Province. He was in a region of Western Afghanistan where Marines had faced a fierce insurgency for more than a year. Richardson had joined the Corps in 1996, officials said, he served as a machine gunner before serving as an explosive ordinance disposal technician, eventually reaching the rank of gunnery sergeant. He was appointed as a warrant officer in 2007 and had deployed to Afghanistan as an EOD officer in February, his 6th combat tour.
He is survived by his wife Jenny and his son Cole.
33 min AMRAP (in weighted vest)
9 Deadlifts @ 135/95#