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The news is just beginning to settle in for the family of a Fort Carson soldier who was killed in Iraq. Master Sergeant Richard Ferguson, age 45, was killed in the line of duty on March 30th. Military officials say his vehicle rolled over in Somara, Iraq.
MSG Ferguson was with the 10th Special Forces Group out of Fort Carson. And his family says he considered Colorado his home. His wife and three of four children still live in Woodland Park, and he’ll be buried here in his adopted home state.
MSG Richard Ferguson grew up in Coventry, Rhode Island. His family there says he died doing what he wanted to do. He comes from a proud military family: His brother served. His father served. And they’re all very proud of Richard’s service.
Lee Ferguson, Sr. says he believes his son had a felling this mission to Iraq would be different. "He set his plot---his cemetery plot. He took extra insurance out. He made his will. I think maybe he had a feeling that he may come back, and he may not."
MSG Ferguson leaves behind a wife and four children. His father says, while his heart is breaking for the children, he's proud of his son and his commitment to his country. "I think Bush is doing the right thing. My son believed in him. If he didn't believe, he wouldn't have gone back over."