Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 27 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Explosives; Mortar
Offender: Not available
Special Agent Rick Ulbright was killed in a mortar attack on Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, while assigned to the area for law enforcement purposes. He was walking outdoors on the base when the attack occurred.
Agent Ulbright was the first federal agent killed during a mortar attack while detailed to Iraq to conduct investigations related to the War on Terror.
Special Agent Ulbright was a civilian special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He had served with the agency for 27 years and was assigned to the 33rd Field Investigative Squadron at Andrews Force Base, Maryland. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Special Agent Ulbright was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award and Defense of Freedom Medal.
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