I am sorry to say that I did not know your Richard, but I do know that he was a veteran of the Vietnam war... and we Vietnam veterans have a special bond with one another. There is no greater honor than to serve your country at a time of war and I just want to say "thank you" Richard for serving our country.
WE COME NOT TO MOURN OUR DEAD SOLDIERS, BUT TO PRAIUSE THEM -Francis Walker-
On behalf of a grateful nation, as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one, I salute you Brother Richard.
To his family, may your all find comfort in knowing that there are many other veterans that share in your loss. May your memories soothe you, your friends comfort you, and your family's strength help your hearts begin to heal. May the love you shared sustain you through this time of sorrow. May his memory be eternal. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Asst. Chief Andy Callas (retired)
East Chicago Police Department
Vietnam War Veteran
1-4-68 to 12-4-69