Sunday, March 15, 2015

Marine Scout Sniper Buried At Arlington

Cremated, his ashes in an ammo can, Rob Richards was laid to rest in Arlington.

His grandfather was a vet, his dad an Air Force pilot. Rob joined the Marines, became a scout sniper. Did three tours in Afghanistan. Blown up and badly injured on the second tour, he had to recuperate. He volunteered for the third one.

He was celebrated, once had breakfast with the Commandant, was nominated for a Bronze Star, praised for the way he and his team took the fight to the enemy. 

When he died, his fellow Marines and his family gathered and celebrated his life and his accomplishments.

Semper Fi, Sgt. Richards.

H/T to Blackfive


drjim said...

Rest In Peace, Marine

Old NFO said...

Justly deserved. RIP

Robert Fowler said...

Semper Fi, Marine.