Richard is the Chaplain of Det. 896.
Served in the Marine Corps from 1960-1966, went to Parris Island in South Carolina and graduated from Camp Geiger in North Carolina as well. His MOS was 0300 and was an infantry Marine and Security Forces. Stationed at Fort Meade during his time while in the Marine Corps.
Awards and recognition's include, Good Conduct Medal, rifle and pistol award, top secret clearance, and military license.
He was the former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and involved at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Taneytown as a Eucharist minister, sacristan, alter-server, parish council 11631 member, usher and volunteer.
Duties of the Chaplain:
The Chaplain shall render the invocation and benediction at all General Membership meetings. In addition, the Chaplain shall provide spiritual needs to the Detachment members. When a Detachment member or members family is ill or deceased, the Chaplain shall send sympathy cards and render any other services that may be requested.
Forward death notices to Department and to National.