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OBITUARY

Richmond Junior Nail

May 3, 1935September 10, 2020

Richmond J. Nail, 85 of Fayetteville passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Autum Care of Fayetteville. Richmond was born May 3,1935 in Izard County, AR to the late Elsie (Barnes ) and Richard Nail. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Nail A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 18,2020 at 11:00 AM at Cumberland Memorial Gardens, 4509 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304 Richmond is survived by a son, Todd Nail and wife Jill, niece Courtney Loiselle and great niece Maison ( MJ ) Loiselle. Richmond spent 53 years serving our country, 30 years active duty ( retired E- 9 SGM ) and 20 years civil service at Camp McCall as a SERE school survival instructor in which he was instrumental in setting up the SERE program.

Services

18 September

Graveside Service

11:00 pm

Cumberland Memorial Gardens


Fayetteville, North Carolina

Memories

Richmond Junior Nail

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Thomas Squier

September 14, 2020

I was fortunate to serve with Richmond at the S.E.R.E. Committee from the time Nick Rowe called us together to make it happen. He was an outstanding soldier and instructor, leading by example, and a mentor and friend. The las time I talked to him, Richmond said, "Squier, you're my favorite Native American." and he never hesitated to chow down on my fire cooked "roadkill" meats from the Preparation of Fish and Game class. Rooster Cogburn was the other "one-eyed old fat Man." But Nail was the real deal. I can still see him running around the top of the old WWII water tanks, daring the youngsters to follow him. Some did. Some just couldn't or wouldn't! Not enough space to talk about such a man and give him his due. Lead the way, Sergeant Major!

Mark Cochran

September 14, 2020

Although I had not seen Dick for some time I loved him like a father The times that I was with and around Dick he showed me and my family the love and compassion that made him the hero and person that he was. He treated me as a son and I will always be grateful for t he love he showed me. In a time when we disrespect our nation. flag. military. and law enforcement SGTM Nail stood head and shoulders above the rest as a t r ue American hero. He was one of many that fought to preserve the rights of others to say and act the way they do.
Dick always answered his nations call and I want to say THANK YOU! Dick I will truly miss you. May God keep you safe in His loving arms.

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