SSgt. Richard A. "Richie" Dickson

May 7, 1988April 27, 2013
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SSgt. Richard A. Dickson "Richie" born May 7, 1988 in Sacramento, Calif passed away suddenly on April 27, 2013 in Kandahar Afghanistan at the age of 24. Richie is survived by his loving wife and soul mate - Lacie D. Dickson & their baby girl - Sophie A. Dickson. He is also survived by his Mother Rebekah (Kelly) Pratt, Grandmother Martha Reinking, Sister Erron Pool, Brother Chad (Michelle) Dickson, Nephew Riley Pabor, Niece Rachael Pabor, In-Laws Robin & Lawrence Gueths, many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends & fellow Airmen.

Richie proudly served his country in the USAF from June 2006 until April 27, 2013 as a Airborne Intelligence Systems Operator. Richie was an amazingly loving husband, father, son, brother & uncle. Richie was a kind, loving soul who accepted everyone for being exactly who they were and he will be greatly missed by all who's lives he touched, may his memory live on in our hearts forever and ever!!!


SSgt. Richard A. "Richie" Dickson

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January 1, 2015

The smartest and most caring person I've ever had the opportunity to meet. Forever grateful for the memories we shared.


November 10, 2013

I am very sorry for your families loss. God bless you all.

James Dixon

June 10, 2013

I am forever grateful that I had the opportunity to share some life with Richie. I will always remember him. Thank you to his family for giving the world such a beautiful human being and a lovable wise guy. Thank you to his wife and daughter for making him feel so happy and loved.

Charlie Gili

June 8, 2013

We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Dickson Family and friends know that we will be sending Care Packages to troops in Afghanistan this week and we'll be dedicating several of these to your loved one. Each package will carry the name, photo and the hometown of Richard A. Dickson US Air Force Staff Sergeant. We realize that this is a small tribute, but we do this with all respect and sincerity and we want you to know that it is made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals from across the American youth hockey community. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign

Cinthia Werner

June 2, 2013

I am honored to have known such an amazing and selfless person with a huge heart. Richie, you are loved and missed. I will carry your memory with me where ever I go, and live my life with infinite gratitude for your ultimate sacrifice. My deepest condolences to the Dickson family.

S. Kronenwetter

May 26, 2013

To the Dickson Family, please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Richard, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless you Staff Sgt. Richard A. Dickson.

S MacDaniel

May 25, 2013

I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Richard will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq

Lynne Neibert

May 21, 2013

Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne

larry peck

May 18, 2013

I'm so sorry Lacie. I wish i could make it hurt less, but nobody can...all i can do is tell you that we love you...

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Kendall

May 18, 2013

A loving soul whom will be dearly missed by his family.