• Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home
    Haughton, LA
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MSgt. Ricky J. Melancon 1966 - 2013

MSgt. Ricky J. Melancon

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Ricky was like a father to us as young troops in the 824th at Moody AFB. He was one of the few NCO's that we could approach with any situation and get an honest answer or advice without repercussions. He was a sponge that somehow soaked up every bit of knowledge around him and could teach the "un-teachable", never giving up on those who did not perform at the top of the class. As I write this message I remember a time in Pakistan where I almost burned down a thermal imaging station covered with a tent. We had a diesel fired furnace that I got bored and had to "mess" with. Ricky dropped by my post as usual to check on me and see if I had found any of his favorite MRE treats, and noticed a section of the wood flooring charred and a fire extinguisher expended. Instead of tearing into me, he asked me if I learned anything; to which I responded yes sir I sure did. He then said, well I guess we need to get this place cleaned up. He somehow found new flooring and another fire extinguisher in the middle of Pakistan when we didn't even have showers or real food. He realized that everybody makes a mistake, and instead of harping on it, he helped them to move on and become a better person. I am honored to have known you, and honored to have learned from you; I find great comfort knowing that we will meet again and won't need body armor to shoot the breeze. I asked Msgt Bellini to say goodbye for me tomorrow but in my own way I already have.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tulin, I am so sorry to hear of you husband's passing. You have my sincere prayers.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Merhaba Tulin, ben son derece üzgünüm, kayip lütfen bana temas sirasinda daphne1foster@gmail.com gibi hissetmenizi saglayacak eski Arkadas sohbet edebilirsiniz Daphne
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tulin, may the Good Lord wrap you and your family in His loving arms. Prayers & thoughts across the miles.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tulin and Roxanne - you two were the love of his life. Words can never express what you are going through. He loved you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
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