Fort Campbell releases information on Gordon soldier

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ASHFORD, Ala. (WTVY) - UPDATED: Tuesday May, 15th 10:43 p.m.

Pfc. Juwan Richardson, 20, of Gordon, Alabama, was a petroleum supply specialist in 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Strike". He joined the Army in 2016 and arrived at Fort Campbell in 2017. Decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Air Assault Badge.

"Pfc. Richardson was a dedicated and hard-working member of the Strike Brigade," said Lt. Col. Matthew Adamczyk, Richardson's battalion commander in 2BCT. "He was an integral member of the team, respected and loved by all his fellow Soldiers. His infectious positive attitude and tireless work ethic will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time."

The cause of the accident is under investigation.
JuWan Richardson, from Gordon, Alabama, went missing while tubing on a river near Lake City in Kentucky.

Richardson's mother says he was a soldier at Fort Campbell for nearly two years and is a graduate from Ashford High School.

Richardson's mother confirmed with WTVY his body was found around 8:30 A.M. Monday morning.

He played on the Ashford High School’s baseball, basketball and football teams. Richardson’s coaches say they'll remember him for being a role model. But he was much more than that to Coach Mitch Sellers.

"He was a son to me,” adds Sellers. "But that's what I loved about him. He'd come home and say, “I have a plan coach, this is what my goals are and this is what I want to do. He was so full of energy and so full of life and always had that big smile on his face."

Head Basketball Chase Lewis said, "He brought a lot of energy, a lot of positive vibes. Great kid, great role model. Matter of fact, he was my sons favorite basketball player and my son looked up to him."