A soldier based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, who had gone missing while boating and was subsequently found dead, was identified by Army officials Tuesday afternoon.
Pfc. Juwan Richardson, 20, of Gordon, Alabama, was pronounced dead on Monday by the Lyon County Deputy Coroner. Fort Campbell officials released the name of the soldier after notifying his family.
Richardson served as a petroleum supply specialist with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He had gone missing Friday after a boating accident at Kentucky Lake in Golden Pond, Kentucky.
Richardson was boating and swimming with friends at the time of the accident. There were no other casualties.
After Richardson went missing, local first responders, led by the Lyon County Emergency Management Agency, continued to search for the soldier throughout the weekend.
Richardson joined the Army in 2016 and arrived at Fort Campbell in 2017, Army officials said. His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the 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 2nd Brigade Combat Team. "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, according to Army officials.