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I miss you and think of you every day. In 1986, when we first met out there on Highway 101 while working the beat, I told you that I was a Marine and that I knew you were a Navy Seal. That was the day we started an awesome friendship. Every time we saw each other it usually started with Hey Jarhead, Hey Squid. You were by my side and had my back and I had your back. You gave me a great compliment one day when we were done with our abalone dive in the Pacific Ocean. You said " You know Rick, you are my favorite dive partner, you are the only one who can almost keep up with me" I was beaming like a little kid. Thank you for introducing me to a a great Manhattan. I went back into the U.S. Marine Reserves in 1989. In 1991 I went away for Desert Storm and you checked on my family on a regular basis. I responded to the 11-99 call in Covelo, Ca. on April 14th, 1995 and when I found out that it was you, my heart sank and then I got real angry. The anger has cooled down. But I still miss you.
California Higway Patrol Officer (Retired)
California Highway Patrol/USMC
September 8, 2014