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Rick (#46528431)
 member for 14 years, 1 month, 19 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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Remembering Manfred von Richthofen
Read your messages on the Richthofen memorial page. Here in Germany hardly anyone of my generation knows who he was. Thank you, sir, for remembering.It actually brought tears to my eyes.
Added by Barbara on May 03, 2016 1:21 AM
Florida Boy 64
Military men need flowers
General Emerson 142306500 Dr. Johnson 160011824 and Joe Hooper 7836840 need flowers your the best
Added by Florida Boy 64 on Apr 30, 2016 1:55 PM
hillary stewart
Lovely messages
I was just watching a rerun of Johnny Carson with Dean Martin, Burt Reynolds and Buddy Hackett and looked up Buddy on Wikipedia, saw he was a veteran and then visited his page here and saw you left a lovely Passover passage - and that you leave kind messages for many. Just wanted to say how absolutely lovely that is that you take the time to leave messages - and that they're so thoughtful!
Added by hillary stewart on Apr 24, 2016 7:30 PM
Florida Boy 64
Gulf War
These brave warriors didn't make it home they need flowers. Robert Daugherty 15057856 Corey Winkle 20441758 Tim Shaw 6032604 as always thank you
Added by Florida Boy 64 on Apr 01, 2016 3:37 PM
Reflections of my life
RE: Happy Easter
Thank you Rick.
Added by Reflections of my life on Mar 28, 2016 7:56 AM
Reflections of my life
Happy Easter
May you have a blessed Easter.
Added by Reflections of my life on Mar 27, 2016 1:57 PM
Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
Thanks Rick for always remembering Aaron. Happy Easter!

Added by Steve Edquist ~In Memory ... on Mar 26, 2016 1:50 PM
Reflections of my life
RE: Happy St. Patrick's day
You're welcome Richard. You're doing an important job, so that's understandable.
Now, I wish you a very Happy Easter!
Added by Reflections of my life on Mar 23, 2016 4:57 PM
Thank you for your service!
Added by JEAN ROCH on Mar 18, 2016 12:31 PM
Reflections of my life
Happy St. Patrick's day
Hope all's well. XO
Added by Reflections of my life on Mar 17, 2016 8:00 PM
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