Richard Earl Post, Sr. (Known as "Trader Rick") was born in Buffalo, New York, 11/11/1947 of Welsh, German (Mother), and Russian (Father, WWII Vet) heritage, raised in Carolina and Florida by Adoptive Parents. Eagle Scout and Patrol Leader (Troop 37 Clearwater, Fla.) and Patrol leader at 50th Anniversary National Jamboree; Clearwater Chapter Chairman and Florida State Membership Chairman, Young Americans for Freedom; Dog Driver andSiberian Husky Rescuer/Breeder (RkiSu Kennels andHAW Sled Dog Club,Wabash Indiana), FDC Cachet Maker (PostCraft) ;Dunedin High School '65, Dunedin, Fla., University of Florida Alumnus, AA '67, (TKE), MBA (University of North Florida '78), Sports Journalist (ST. Pete Times, Clearwater Sun), Historian (University of South Florida, BA '72), Industrial Engineer, Plant Manager, Management Consultant (Project Manager), 10th Ranked Geocache Hider in the World and retired. Viet Nam Service: Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 212th Combat Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army Vietnam ( at Marble Mountain Air Facility, Da Nang) 1970-71; Service with Army, Air Force (Ton Sahn Nhut AFB, Saigon) and Marine Corps Rifle Co. (Marine Aircraft Group 16,China Beach) units. Lives in rural Wabash County, Indiana in a 100-year-old brick four-square farmhouse, with 1 college student son and nine dogs (7 Siberian Huskies, 1 Wolf Hybrid, 1 tough little Jack Russell Terrier, the famous "Earthdog Patrick")and in Palm Harbor, Fla.
In eight years of graving , He Has roamed every known graveyard in Huntington and Wabash Counties,as well as many in Miami, Kosciusko and Allen counties, in Indiana, hundreds in all, taken thousands of photos, documented many Veteran's Graves, and put up countless American Flags on Veterans graves.
As of Spring 2009, He is expanding his graving and flagging to Palm Harbor, Pinellas County Fla and owns and operates SunCoast Pub Crawl, a Guided Tavern Tour Service, as well as serving as an itinerate Disc Jockey spinning the oldies exclusively thru PYLE equipment at various dive bars. During Football Season, he may be found either at Florida Field in the nosebleed seats, or Gators Cafe on Johns Pass at the SW corner stool in the Saloon. Other weekends look for him on the patio of Hooker Island Barand Grill in old Palm Harbor with his beloved Rosie and "Earthdog Zippy zippldopolous"(RIP 2016), a shorty Parson Russell Terrier, and "Earthdog Angus R. MacDogall", a West Highland White Terrier, AND RICK'S SUNDANCE REBEL--"SUNNY", An English Creme Yellow Labrador Retriever.
While graving in Indiana concentrated on neglected Pioneer midwest Cemeteries, emphasis in Florida is on historic Colored burial grounds.
Trader Rick has light brown hair and blue eyes. He is 43% Russian, 18% Irish, 14% English, 8% German/French, and 7% Spanish.
God Bless America, and Protect our Troopers overseas fighting against ruthless Jihadistan and our nation from the devilishly clever foreign muslim marxist barbarians infiltrating our government at the very highest levels with an aim to destroy our civilization and extinguish the light of Individual Freedom forever .
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