Memorial Day Remembrance: Richard Slinger

Memorial Day is the day to remember those American Hero’s who have given their life for the freedoms we know today.
Today we are going to celebrate: Richard Paul Slinger, Navy
ND1Richard Slinger began his military career in the United States Marine Corps in 2001 where he served as a 0621 Field Radio Operator with the 4th Force Recon Company in Kaneohe, Hawaii.
During his time as a Marine, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps he joined the United States Navy and attended the Navy Diver (ND) Salvage Warfare School in July 2008.
ND1 Slinger served with the Naval Special Warfare Group where he supported Seal Delivery Vehicle Operations. As a testament to his work ethic and skills, Richard was assigned to the United States Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School.
Awards and Decorations:
Army Commendation Medal
Navy Achievement Medal w/4 Gold Stars
Army Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ M Device
Presidential Unit Citation
Combat Action Ribbon
Iraq Campaign Medal
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Navy Diver First Class Badge
Richard, we did not get a chance to ever meet you, however we have been blessed to know your wife Rain and your beautiful children Dustin, Zoe and Landon.
We promise you we will look after them and be there for them always!
We honor your service and commitment to our country and will forever be grateful for your selfless and ultimate sacrifice.
Prays for your entire family.

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