Doc Kolodzik's family support.

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Raised by 110 people in 67 months
As many of you may know our beloved Corpsman Kris Kolodzik, Doc K, passed away. We wanted to do our duty as brothers in arms to help out in any way shape or form and to help his family feel the love that we have for him. We have gotten numerous calls asking, "What can I do?" We came up with this as a way to help out and make a donation.
Kris was a civilian for only 3 days before the car accident happened. He had been on terminal leave at home for 3 weeks prior. All of us who know him know he was always full of laughs, smiles, jokes, and enjoyed every moment of life to the fullest. His smile was contagious and being around him brought so much joy to all our lives.
Kris spent 7 years as a FMF United States Navy Corpsman. He deployed to Haiti performing medical care for earthquake victims. In addition he went on a combat deployment to Afghanistan performing medical attention to infantry marines and the local population. While there he was also doing security patrols twice a day and standing post for 8 hours a day to help his marines out even though he did not have to. He traveled to Brunei to help train their military forces by educating them on combat medicine. A year ago he went on a UDP to Okinawa where he helped train Special Recon Marines from the Republic of Korea. Kris was also a key asset to a ch-53 Super Stallion crash on April 16, 2013 during a training evolution in Republic of Korea. He was award the Navy and Marine Corp achievement medal for helping aid and assuming the role of triage officer, coordinating 21 injured marines to be medivac.
In addition to military honors he was a passionate sailor on the inside. He was always there to help with seeing patients, teaching something new to junior sailors, helping you fix a uniform, or just there to hangout and kick it and drink a beer. He meant a hundred different things to a hundred different people, but what matters most of all is that we cared about him and want to help his family in this difficult time.

From your shipmates TW, CS, HD
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I want to say thank you to everyone. Your donations are going to make a large impact and help a grieving family realize how much good their son had done for people met and people he would meet. Thank you everyone I hope you all have a wonderful night. The family wishes to thank everyone for their help. We had achieved a lot in only a few days. We helped and did the unthinkable we touched and reached out to a huge amount of people. We honored his memory, thank you again

RIP Kris Harold Kolodzik January 14, 2014 f
Fair well ship mate
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Everytime I look, I feel so good seeing people who know and care. This is a very kind act everyone is doing for them.
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Looking good always.
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Everyday I wake up and think about my family. They have taught me a lot about life. When they pass away I hold their teachings dear to me. Kris was my mentor and great friend. His family knew me when I walked into there house. My own family loved Kris like their son because I talked about him so much. Aside from talking to me they asked "How is that Kolodzik chracter" it may seem informal but my father said it in a loving joking manner. His friends and family love him. His colleges respected him and trusted him. It never gets any easier lossing someone but see everyone help makes you know how much he did. He would do the same for a person he had never met. Thank you everyone
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Ann Clark
66 months ago

Thank you Harlan for providing us with the chance to show Kris's family that we care so much. It won't heal their broken hearts, but at least they'll know we're thinking of them with loving thoughts. Ben's mom Ann

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Tammy Swinney-Tidd
66 months ago

As a Marine Mom my heart breaks as my son loved your son and he rarely shows that side. I pray God wraps all of his friends, and family tight inhis arms. What a young man as he has made his Country proud I can only imagine how proud all that knew him where. God bless you and keep you and we will NEVER FORGET.

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Adam Hughes
66 months ago

Kris's service will be held at Trinity Church in Redlands on Thursday the 23rd at 10am. Please join us in celebrating Kris' s life.We all love you brother. You will always be remembered and will forever be in our hearts.

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Raised by 110 people in 67 months
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66 months ago

With all our love from your SBT family.

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Harlan Duffy
66 months ago

Might as well make it a clean straight number. I can and could never say enough about my friend. But thank you brother.

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Jorey
66 months ago

Forever loved, never forgotten. Miss you Doc, rest easy.

MB
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Maya Butler
66 months ago

I will never forget you! Thank you for always being an amazing friend!

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66 months ago
Ann Clark
66 months ago

Thank you Harlan for providing us with the chance to show Kris's family that we care so much. It won't heal their broken hearts, but at least they'll know we're thinking of them with loving thoughts. Ben's mom Ann

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Tammy Swinney-Tidd
66 months ago

As a Marine Mom my heart breaks as my son loved your son and he rarely shows that side. I pray God wraps all of his friends, and family tight inhis arms. What a young man as he has made his Country proud I can only imagine how proud all that knew him where. God bless you and keep you and we will NEVER FORGET.

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Adam Hughes
66 months ago

Kris's service will be held at Trinity Church in Redlands on Thursday the 23rd at 10am. Please join us in celebrating Kris' s life.We all love you brother. You will always be remembered and will forever be in our hearts.

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