LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas flag will be flown at half-staff at state buildings until sunset today in honor of an Arkansas soldier killed in Afghanistan, Gov. Mike Beebe’s office said Friday.
Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, of Rosston in Nevada County died Wednesday of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire, the U.S. Department of Defense said.
Young was assigned to the 307th engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, 18th Airborne, Fort Bragg, N.C.