24 October 2006

Ricky Forever In Our Hearts

Ricky, 2/2/85 - 10/24/04

This is Kay’s favorite picture of Ricky, taken the last time they saw each other before he deployed to Iraq with the 1/3 Marines out of Hawaii.

Tonight my friend and fellow Soldiers' Angel Robin will be attending the memorial candlelight vigil for Ricky who was killed two years ago today. Her dear friend is Ricky's mom, Kay.

The theme of tonight's vigil is a Celebration of Ricky's Life. Kay and Robin will be handing out flyers requesting donations of care package items which will be sent to deployed troops in Ricky's honor.

Marine LCpl Ricky Slocum

Ricky was just 19 when he was killed. And although he had only been in Iraq a few months he had already proven to be a hero and a leader.

My thoughts and prayers are with Kay and all of Ricky’s family and friends today. I promise to remember him always.

Ricky will be forever in my heart.

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