A whole lot of "gotta wanna" - US Medal of Honor recipients

dog of war

bay area
Childhood classmate and friend who went in about a year and a half after I was in, sadly passed away in September of 2017.

Rick joined the Navy the following year in December after High School. After boot camp he attended Underwater Demolition Team replacement training and then spent several years of training for specific deployments and return for training for more special deployments with UDTs. Upon making it to a SEAL team, then underwent a SEAL Basic Indoctrination (SBI) training class at Camp Kerry. After SBI training class, then entered a SEAL platoon and conduct platoon training. He was in the first BUDS class of '75.

After four years, he decided not to make a career out it, got out and became a City of Redmond police officer, then later a detective here. After retiring he bought a condo in Hawaii, however he sold it a couple years ago, and moved back to the Redmond area of the PNW.

He was quite involved with the "Wounded Warriors Project." His family - wife, daughters and grandchildren meant a lot to him and he was quite devoted as a family man and his Christian faith. Other then that Rick exemplified the "Quiet Man."

Rick is survived by his wife Diane and daughters Heather & Karen, son in law and two grandkids.

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