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.
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.
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.
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