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Rick (#46528431)
 member for 14 years, 7 months, 7 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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Messages left for Rick (1393)[Leave Message]
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
Reflections of my life
Happy Summer Rick
Hello Rick. Hope your summer is filled with joy.
Added by Reflections of my life on Aug 14, 2016 12:31 PM
Frank R. Adamski
USMC member - Bob St. George
Hello Rick, My cousin, Bob St. George, (F.A.G. page # 168014107) a former USMC member, and Vietnam veteran, ultimately succumbed to complications related to exposure to Agent Orange while in-country. If you could leave him a memorial token I'm sure he would appreciate it, as would I. Thanking you in advance for your consideration, I am, Respectfully, Frank R. Adamski.
Added by Frank R. Adamski on Aug 14, 2016 10:57 AM
Star Kline
Thank You
Thank you, Rick, for your many kind visits to my Dad's cousin - Harry Rumpilla - a Navy veteran who tragically died due to suicide. He never got over the loss of his older brother, George, who was KIA during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Perhaps, as a veteran yourself, you can understand Harry's pain better than his family could.

I also want to thank you for your dedicated and honorable service to our country, and for the selfless sacrifices you made over the years to protect our freedom. I am proud to honor you today, and not wait for a holiday to say than you. I hope you know that there are many, many people who thank you silently and anonymously for your military service, though "thanks" can never be enough.
Added by Star Kline on Jul 26, 2016 7:46 PM
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