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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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