A 1st Infantry Division soldier died Wednesday at a Topeka hospital from a gunshot wound suffered Sunday, Fort Riley officials said.
Spc. Richard Cox, 22, an indirect fire infantryman, died at Stormont Vail Hospital after he suffered a gunshot wound on Sunday at Fort Riley. He was flown to Stormont Vail.
This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Riley Criminal Investigation Command office, which didn’t respond to multiple phone calls Friday seeking more information.
“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, according to Fort Riley. He deployed to Kuwait in June 2014 and South Korea in October 2016.
Cox is originally from 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.