CPL Richard A Bennett, USMC 05-30-2006 OIF, Girard, KS, age 25. Capt. Nathanael J. Doring and Cpl. Richard A. Bennett were piloting their AH-1 Cobra gunship on a routine maintenance flight when it crashed into Lake Habbaniyah, officials said. Enemy fire was not suspected in the incident. His awards and decorations include, the National Defense Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. CPL Bennett's dog died one day before the May 27th crash that took RickyÕs life, and they were laid to rest side-by-side.
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