In Memory of Sgt. Ryan Dickinson

Retired Sgt. Ryan F. Dickinson was murdered over Labor Day Weekend after an altercation on the Fort Hood base in Texas. Ryan served 15 months in Iraq, after which he was honorably discharged from the army due to medical concerns. Ryan has left his dedicated and loyal wife, Heather, along with his two beautiful young children, Luke & Nevaeh. Ryan's death comes as a complete shock - a senseless act of violence that has taken our dear father, husband, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend from us. Please keep Ryan's family and friends in your prayers as we continue to deal with this horrific situation.


UPDATE: After the memorial services, Donna went down to Texas to help Heather and the kids get settled. We were are so thrilled when Heather decided she wanted to move back East to Long Island!! So, at the end of October, Heather, Timmy(Ryan's dad) my brother Rob and I all hopped into our assigned trucks (girls in one, boys in the other) and drove cross country - from Austin to Long Island - in TWO days! We nicknamed ourselves the RoadCrew :) Along the way we reminisced about Ryan, laughed, sang songs, and had an overall great time. Although it proved to be quite emotional saying goodbye to friends in Texas and the apartment the Dickinsons had lived in - the trip itself was joyful and as stress free as possible! I've added pictures of the road trip and of Heather opening up her new home when we arrived at 1am!



*Heather obviously found a penny right before our journey started! A RANDOM toy penny!!


*we saw a real life cowgirl!!


*Nevaeh in her new room!!

In addition to this fund raiser, Heather had gotten both monetary and emotional support from all over the country! From people who don't even know us, to the school district and many other organizations all over the island! I know I speak for Heather and the family when I say THANK YOU for all the support so far! As Heather said in the news 12 interview, Ryan would be so proud to know how much support the Dickinsons have gotten so far! BUT THERE IS STILL NEED! Let's get to our goal BEFORE the new


In case any of you are wondering who I am, I am Ryan's life-long friend. We grew up together as our mothers are best friends. My mother is Lorelei Wenner. Ryan had been more of a family member to me, along with the rest of the Dickinson/Liebenow clan than some of my own family. My family and I, including my mother, and siblings, Rick, Rob, Michelle and my fiancé Robert, greatly appreciate your contribution, prayers and love in this very difficult time.


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