We Morn the
Passing of our Founder and Past President
Dear Jim and the ATAV,
Our cousin Michael has a terminal kidney
cancer and after speaking to his wife, I decided to
take a trip and spend time with them. Michael
is a vet, and his wish was to be present for Rick
interment ceremony at Arlington. His doctor
advised us to have the ceremony sooner than later.
Fortunately we were able to make the substitution.
We were at Arlington yesterday and were appreciative
and proud to have Rick honored in a very impressive
ceremony. There were 40 to 50 military men taking
part to honor Rick and his service. Casket team,
color guard, firing party, a full escort platoon,
military band, military chaplain and a horse drawn
caisson. The caisson was pulled by 4 rows of
beautiful gleaming back horses. Three rows of two
horses and one row of three horses, two with riders
and one rider less horse. The band, the gun salute
and the playing of taps along with the folding and
presentation of the flag was an emotional and proud
moment for me and for the man I love SGM Richard L.
His urn is located in Columbarium Court No. 6
Sec.00 Stack 17 Niche 3.
Thank you all for your continued support, you have
been a important and welcome support for me.