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Rick (#46528431)
 member for 14 years, 3 months, 16 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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Florida Boy 64
Joseph Mcconnell
Joseph 26559757 was the best ace in the Korean war. Its to bad he hasn't gotten famous grave status. But still needs a flower thank you your the best.
Added by Florida Boy 64 on Jun 24, 2016 2:51 PM
val coleman
Matthew Ridgway
Hi Rick- were you related to Matthew Bunker Ridgway? My great aunt olive was married to his cousin, Hamlet Ridgway. I have dozens of letters from Matthew to Hamlet during the time he served in Asia. Would love to pass them along to a relative.
my email is valcolemanNYC@gmail.com
Added by val coleman on Jun 11, 2016 8:40 PM
Reflections of my life
RE: Thank you
I am honored Rick, thank you. Happy Memorial Day!
Added by Reflections of my life on May 30, 2016 6:06 PM
Reflections of my life
Thank you
Thank you so much for your service.
Added by Reflections of my life on May 29, 2016 7:51 AM
Joy LeMay
On behalf of Curtis Emerson LeMay and family
Thank you for visitng Curtis' grave so oftem to remember him.

On behalf of Curtis and family, thank you

Joy LeMay
Added by Joy LeMay on May 25, 2016 9:59 PM
Star Kline
Happy Armed Forces Day!
Added by Star Kline on May 21, 2016 3:25 PM
Susie💕Bazil
💕


Thank you so much for remembering Bazil on his birthday.....

Hugs
Susie
xoxo
Added by Susie💕Bazil on May 20, 2016 1:37 PM
Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
Aaron
Thank you Rick so much for remembering Aaron's Angel Day. And thanks for other times you honor Aaron it means a lot to me.

~Steve
Added by Steve Edquist ~In Memory ... on May 16, 2016 11:50 AM
With All My Love ☮ & ❤️
Thanks
Rick,
As always thank you for your kindness!
Added by With All My Love ☮... on May 15, 2016 7:39 AM
Florida Boy 64
WWI & Vietnam
Charles King 21435509 served in WWI Bobby Richardson 21435848 served in Vietnam they need flowers.
Added by Florida Boy 64 on May 14, 2016 3:35 PM
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