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Rick (#46528431)
 member for 14 years, 7 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo I am a Son of the South (hometown in northeastern Florida; college educated in southwestern Missouri), career soldier (retired as a LTC in 2008 with over 29 years, and a subsequent Retiree Recall put me over 31) who was originally trained in the USMCR (M Company (-), 3/24 Marines, 4th MAR DIV, Semper Fi!) with combat in OPN Urgent Fury (Grenada), El Salvador, OPN Desert Storm (Persian Gulf War), OPN Joint Guard (Bosnia), OPN Enduring Freedom (Global War on Terror), & OPN Iraqi Freedom (Global War on Terror/ Global Contingency Opn - whatever "politically correct" term the liberals invent for it in the next 4 years; still the same fight, same enemy). I also served in OPN Noble Eagle (Global War on Terror/ USA Homeland defense), OPN Volcano (disaster relief, Armero, Columbia), and USA disaster relief during Hurricanes Hugo, Opal, Frances, and TS Alberto in Florida. I have been married since 1989 and have 1 son. I am also a careerist with the Florida Department of Corrections and have worked criminal justice since 1986. In my youth, I attained Eagle Scout with the BSA and was a Triple Letterman (football/ wrestling/ track) in High School with my greatest achievement in athletics being amateur boxing (72-3, 55 KOs). I also served 2 years with the FFA Chapter during high school. Thanks to all of you who have visited and left flowers/ comments on my memorials, and especially those who have sponsored them.

"You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
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Susie Hyde
Jeff Samora
Thank you for visiting Jeff Samora.
Added by Susie Hyde on Oct 25, 2016 7:46 PM
Valenciaღ Asiaღ Angel of Mine💕
Valencia's Heavenly Birthday

It only takes a moment to say THANK YOU – but your thoughtfulness will be remembered a long time.

Hugs, Yo

~If I got you a thank you card to match the size of your generosity, it wouldn’t fit in your mailbox~ anonymous

Added by Valenciaღ Asiaư... on Oct 23, 2016 8:05 AM
Florida Boy 64
James Bunn
James 34760910 was killed in Vietnam during the 1968 tet offensive he needs a flower. Your the best
Added by Florida Boy 64 on Oct 22, 2016 3:00 PM
Reflections of my life
RE: Hello Rick
You're welcome Rick.
Added by Reflections of my life on Oct 04, 2016 11:23 AM
Who Art In Heaven
RE: Lieut Joseph Alfred Blanchard
Thankyou so much Rick, your information has been excellent. See you soon xxx
Added by Who Art In Heaven on Oct 02, 2016 1:09 PM
Reflections of my life
Hello Rick
Hope you're well. I like your new photo. So sorry for the loss of your dog. Take care.
Added by Reflections of my life on Sep 25, 2016 6:30 AM
Who Art In Heaven
Lieut Joseph Alfred Blanchard

dear Rick I would like to sponsor this young soldier's page. Could you tell me how to do it.
Plus I would like to know how to link his actual page on my own page so that people can click straight to it.
Do you know how to do it ?
thank you so much
Added by Who Art In Heaven on Sep 24, 2016 6:17 PM
Who Art In Heaven
Roberto Colagiacomo
Hello Rick, huge thanks for the love you send all over the world via your gifts on Find A Grave. You must be such a truly amazing person. thank you for remembering my loved ones always and always
Added by Who Art In Heaven on Sep 24, 2016 5:53 PM
Frank R. Adamski
Bob St. George
Hello Rick,

Thank you for leaving the memorial token for my first cousin, Bob St. George, (F.A.G. page # 168014107). I'm not sure if you noticed but the two of you share some commonalities. You were both members of the USMC, and you both worked within the criminal justice system as well. Bob worked for the Oklahoma Department of Parole as indicated in his F.A.G. bio. He had a unique approach to interacting with young parolees. Thanks again for leaving that wonderful note on his page! You are the best.
Added by Frank R. Adamski on Aug 16, 2016 7:57 AM
Valenciaღ Asiaღ Angel of Mine💕
Heartfelt Thank You Rick,

Your visit and remembrance of our daughter, Valencia's Angelversary is deeply appreciated. Blessings to you always dear

Hugs, Yo

Added by Valenciaღ Asiaư... on Aug 14, 2016 7:17 PM
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