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Lt. Col.  Richard D. "Ritchie"
Lazik

December 3, 1970 – October 15, 2018

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Condolence From: Wallace W. Ward
Condolence: I was Rich’s first Company Commander in the Army at Fort Hood, Texas. My heart bleeds hearing this news. Rich was a much loved and respected platoon leader. I was honored to be the first Commander he had in the Army. He always mad me smile. So sad.
Friday March 08, 2019
Condolence From: LTC (ret) Michael E. Phillips
Condolence: I'm so heartbroken with the passing of my friend and battle buddy. My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to all of his family, friends, and comrades.

I served with Rich for nearly 3 years at Fort Hood. He was a remarkable officer, logistician, and person. He could always make you smile even when work or stress were very difficult.

Words cannot truly express how much Rich meant to me and how much I appreciated his friendship. I will never forget him but i will always miss him.

Rest now, my friend and brother. Make them smile in Heaven like you made so many smile on Earth.
Sunday October 28, 2018
Condolence From: Edward Patrick Hayes
Condolence: I was very saddened to learn of this.

You will be remembered Rich!

Wednesday October 24, 2018
Condolence From: Ed Jones
Condolence: I was very saddened to read of the passing of Brother Lazik, and my thoughts & prayers are with his family, friends, and chapter brothers. While I never had the honor of meeting him in person, Ritchie and I are brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) and friends on Facebook, and he was always there to offer advice and assistance. I pledge that the SigEp Patriots Project (SPP) will always remember him, his life, and his patriotic service. Rest easy, Brother. We have the watch.
Tuesday October 23, 2018
Condolence From: Juan A. (Tony) Gomez
Condolence: To the Lazik Family:

Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with you during this difficult time.
Rich was not only our boss but a friend and colleague while at Army South
(TX). He always listened and fought for the right thing. He was also our
golfing companion and in his own goofy way he labeled himself as
"Shank-a-potomus" as we all struggled learning the game of golf.

Rich you are and will always be in our hearts and thoughts, when Roy and I
hit the 9th hole on Fort Sam Golf Course, ""Bohio Hole!" for you buddy. You
will be sorely missed.

God Bless you and Keep you at his side.

Roy and Tony, G4 Army South
Tuesday October 23, 2018
Condolence From: jean fishbeck
Condolence: My heart aches for you tonight, Judy. I can't find the words to convey how sorry I am for this tragic news. Know that you are thought of and cared about deeply. Much love, Jean
Monday October 22, 2018
Condolence From: Jessica Davis
Condolence: When many turned their backs on me, he didn’t. I will always remember him and he is part of my life history. He showed me through his actions exactly what a leader was supposed to be. He is put a reason why I was a good leader. He is part of the reason why I had new to never leave any of my soldiers a fellow Conrads behind. He was frank, he was honest, he was real.
Monday October 22, 2018
Condolence From: Jessica Davis
Condolence: When many turned their backs on me, he didn’t. I will always remember him and he is part of my life history. He showed me through his actions exactly what a leader was supposed to be. He is put a reason why I was a good leader. He is part of the reason why I had new to never leave any of my soldiers a fellow Conrads behind. He was frank if he was honest if he was real.
Monday October 22, 2018
Condolence From: Milton Campbell
Condolence: LTC Lazik was my Battalion Commander while I was stationed at Camp Carroll in Waegwan, Republic of Korea. I don’t think I fully appreciated how much he did for me while I was in command of his Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, I see now that he stuck his neck out for me on several occasions and always had my best interest in mind. You cannot always say that about leaders. LTC Lazik was a personable leader that was fair and easy to talk to. I found it very comforting knowing that I could approach him with anything that was on my mind, or advice on how to handle a situation. LTC Lazik and I shared quirky senses of humor and he gave me a lot of leeway in running my company the way I felt was best. I can honestly say he supported all of my decisions from my pricey company t-shirt to running the Thunder God Olympics. Command was hands down the best 18 months of my military career, and the majority of it was under LTC Lazik’s watch. I will always appreciate your leadership and strive to take care of my Soldiers as you took care of me. Rest in peace, sir… brother.
Saturday October 20, 2018