A 1st Infantry Division Soldier died Aug. 16 in Topeka, Kansas.
Spc. Richard Cox, an indirect fire infantryman with Troop A, 1st Squadron,
4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., died
at Stormont Vail Hospital. Cox suffered a gunshot wound Aug. 13 on Fort
Riley and was medically evacuated to Stormont Vail.
“The Troopers of the squadron mourn the loss of Spc. Cox,” said Lt. Col.
Brian Gilbert, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., commander. “We will continue to
support the family during this time of grief and will honor Spc. Cox’s
memory and contributions to the unit.”
Cox joined the Army in July 2013 and arrived at Fort Riley in October 2013.
He was 22 years old. He deployed to Kuwait in June 2014 and South Korea in
Cox’s home of record is Black Hawk, South Dakota. His awards include the
Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service
Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
The incident remains under investigation by the Fort Riley Criminal
Investigation Command office