Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed in Afghanistan within the past week. Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr., 25, died on November 13, while Sgt. Channing B. Hicks, 24, and Spc. Joseph A. Richardson, 23, were killed on November 16.
The Department of Defense did not release a cause of death for Battle. The Rocky Mount, North Carolina native was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.
Sgt. Hicks and Spc. Richardson, 23, were killed when their unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device and small arms fire, according to the Department of Defense. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley in Kansas.