|Rank||Private First Class U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||February 9 1954|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Private First Class Ricks was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
Private First Class Ricks was a member of the 396th Transportation Truck Company, 55th Transportation Truck Battalion. On February 9, 1954, as his vehicle was being tower 14 miles south of Kapyong, South Korea, it overturned and killed him.