Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Richard P Carl

King Hill, Idaho

May 9, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
26 Army Cpl

571st Air Medical Company

Fort Carson, Colorado

Killed in a non-hostile incident when an air medical helicopter crashed in the Tigris River.

AP News

Audrey and Lynn Sherman, in their 70s, remember Richard P. Carl as the good-hearted teenager across the street who was on hand when they needed help. Carl, based in Fort Carson, Colo., was killed May 9 in a helicopter crash while trying to rescue a wounded child in Iraq. Carl is survived by his wife, Audrey, 3-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son.

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