Ricardo Eugene Wilson
Dec 28, 1959 – Apr 1, 2016
SSgt Ricardo E. Wilson received his Final Permanent Change of Station Orders assigning him to Marine Corp Detachment Heaven, effective 1 April 2016. His new assignment is to guard Heaven’s street in accordance with all General Orders and The Marine Corps Hymn.
Rick was born 28 December 1959 in Tacoma, WA and grew up in Seattle. Rick joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1976 and served until 1994. He was a Desert Storm Veteran.
Rick was a true patriot, he was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Skyway Post #9430. He served as Post Commander from 1997 to 2000 where he earned All American Commander, and Past District 11 Commander 2000-2001. He was a life member of the Military Order of the Cootie, Pup Tent Lucky 11. He served as Past Grand Commander 2013-2014; and Past Seam Squirrel for Lucky 11 Pup Tent for a number of years. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, a Mason with life membership at Ark Lodge #126 and Thornton F. McElroy Lodge. Rick served as State Service Officer and Post Service Officer – he was proud to be “A Veteran for Veterans”.
Rick leaves behind his beloved wife Maggie, 2 daughters, a son, various grandchildren, his mother, step-dad, sister and brother as well as his many friends and comrades. He will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery with a Celebration of Life to follow at Skyway VFW Post 9430.
SSGT Wilson has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Semper Fi Fund in his memory. Website address: SemperFiFund.org
Semper Fidelis Marine!
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