Sgt Rob Richards Memorial Fund

$14,557 of $12k goal

Raised by 157 people in 32 months
Rachel Jewell Porto  JACKSONVILLE, NC
On August 13, 2014, America lost one of our nation's finest warriors. Sgt Rob Richards, a retired Marine Corps Scout Sniper, a dedicated and loving husband, a mother's hero, a selfless leader, and a faithful friend, left this world to begin his journey in the next. During his time here, Rob touched countless lives and inspired patriotism among many. After serving six and a half years in the Marine Corps, Rob was medically retired due to injuries sustained during his mulitple tours in Afghanistan. A Purple Heart recipient, Rob displayed his bravery and tactical prowess time and time again. While the media attempts to immortalize him as one of the Marines known for urinating on Taliban corpses, his family, friends, loved ones, and patriots across America immortalize him for the skilled warrior and genuine honorable man he was.

After being wounded during his second tour in Afghanistan where Rob survived an emergency tracheotomy following strapnel hitting his throat, and nearly losing a leg, there were many people and organizations who helped the Richards', enabling him to again deploy to combat in hot pursuit of the enemy.

The wake of his death has left many astounded, searching for reason as well as ways to help. While we may never know the reasons behind this great loss, or how to ease the pain that is left for those who remain, we can keep alive the legacy Rob left behind and give back to those who gave to him. At the request of his loving wife, Raechel, a memorial fund is being set up to contribute to causes that were dear to Rob.

This GoFundMe site has been designed to aid in the tumultuous time his passing brings and to give back to those organizations that give so greatly to our warriors.
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$14,557 of $12k goal

Raised by 157 people in 32 months
Created August 16, 2014
WC
$100
William Collins
26 months ago

For my much loved nephew.

JS
$50
Joseph Stowell
26 months ago

Always Faithful, Always Forward. Semper Fi

GW
$100
Geoff Womack
26 months ago

Happy Birthday, Rob!

AG
$50
American heroes Through graphite
26 months ago

Here we will keep you in our minds and hearts Where time will never age you nor will you ever be alone We will keep you young and brave as you were...never forgotten

BC
$50
Ben Collins
26 months ago

From Uncle Ben, for the honor of Rob Richards. We will hang the picture Anya sends in a memorial for you at the VFW in Eagle, ID.

PW
$75
Patricia Coston Webb
26 months ago

In memory of a beautiful soul.

$145
KATIE PRATT
31 months ago

Raechel -we are continuously praying for you and the rest of your family. God bless you.

RB
$100
Ryan Baumgartner
32 months ago
JC
$100
Jay Cooling
32 months ago
JB
$20
Julio Blanco
32 months ago

We understand you HOG

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