Dardanelle, Arkansas —Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement mourning the death of Sergeant First Class Ricardo D. Young, killed in action on Wednesday in Afghanistan:
Cotton Mourns Death of Sergeant First Class Ricardo D. Young
“John 15:13 says, ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ Sergeant First Class Young courageously fought for our country and laid down his life for us, his fellow countrymen, so that we might live in freedom. We grieve his loss, yet we will always cherish and celebrate his bravery and patriotism.
“My deepest condolences go out to his loved ones, who are in our prayers. We cannot fill the emptiness they feel in their hearts. But as they mourn the loss of SFC Young, let us comfort and care for them, and thank them for the nobility of his service. Our gratitude to them and SFC Young will always endure.”