Cpl. Richard O. Quill III

Cpl. Richard O. Quill III, 22, of Roswell, Ga., died Feb. 1 from a non-hostile cause in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Quill was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif

To Krista Fancher, a former teacher of Richard O. Quill III, there was never a sweeter, kinder, more gentle, or more wonderful boy than the Richy I knew with the sparkling eyes. The two things I remember most are how he used to tell me how much he hated math, but how hard he persevered and worked at it without quitting, she wrote in a tribute. I also loved the way he played sports with amazing ease and style. It was like he was born knowing how to be an athlete intuitively. He was amazing and unforgettable to watch. Quill, 22, of Roswell, Ga., died Feb. 1 from non-combat related causes. He was a 2003 high school graduate and was assigned to Camp Pendleton. He was on his second tour of Iraq. He played football, basketball and baseball in high school. His favorite movies were Forrest Gump, The Notebook and A Few Good Men. That little face _ I can't stop thinking about that little face. I still pinched your cheeks even after you became a grown man, because you were always little Reech to me, wrote cousin Shellie Tillman. He is survived by his father, Richard O. Quill Jr. and stepmother Mary.


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FORGOTTEN WARRIOR
He lives alone In the hills and the trees
He bares his soul To the cool mountain breeze
He talks to the Spirit He listens to the Wind
They shield him from memories Buried deep within
The world has forgotten The sacrifice he made
The scars he bears remind him Of the high price he paid
Freedom is not given But with blood it has been bought
By warriors such as he And by the wars they fought
We can't forget our warriors Or let them die in vain
But with respect and honor We can help to ease their pain
Our Freedom will be taken If no one will defend
God bless our Forgotten Warriors Who live to fight again.
-Unknown-


God and the soldier all men adore
in times of trouble, but no more.
For when war is ended and all things righted,
God is neglected, the old soldier slighted.