I've been serving in the Air Force for 18 years station here in NY on Long Island. I was called to active duty during 9/11 when the tower where attacked and deployed to the site for search, rescue and recovery efforts. Since then I have deployed to South Korea and have done 2 combat tours to Africa. On my 1st deployment I left 6 months after getting married. On my second deployment I left 2 months after finding out we were pregnant and with the help of the American Red Cross and unit I was able to come home 4 days before my first child was born.
Richard was tattooed during Healing Ink NY by artist Daredevil Michelle at the Rivington Hotel overlooking the Freedom Tower on July 12th, 2017