November 30, 2020

Algona, IA Soldier Laid to Rest

By Chad Meyer, Client Relations/Communications

MaxYield AlgonaHundreds lined the streets of Algona Friday, November 30th to honor fallen solider, Army Sgt. Joseph Richardson, who was killed in an attack in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Richardson was killed November 16 after his unit was attacked by enemy forces in the Pakitka province of Afghanistan.

The photos included here were snapped by MaxYield agronomy specialist Kody Trampel, just prior to the arrival of St. Richardson’s procession back to Algona.

I am not sure any photo does justice to the somewhat surreal feeling of watching the procession entering Algona that day.

Every student from Algona Community Schools was holding a flag, paying their respects on Hwy. 169.

Once the procession arrived, the only sound that was heard was the rumble of bikes from the Iowa Freedom Riders, leading the way.

Sgt. Richardson was proud to serve his country. We are grateful for his and everyone’s service that keeps us free.

Our thoughts continue to be his family.

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