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On April 14, 2008, Cpl Richard "Ricky" Nelson (of Kenosha, WI) was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Al Anbar, Iraq. He was 23 years old.

Richard died just one week prior to his first wedding anniversary and left behind a beautiful wife (Kristen), loving parents (Lennie & Susan), and 5 devoted brothers and a sister (Scott, David, Todd, Mark, Katie, & James).

Richard Nelson had a deep faith in God and openly professed his commitment to Jesus Christ. He was water baptized in 2004 and at a memorial service held for him and LCpl Dean Opicka, in Iraq, soldiers recalled him openly talking about his love for God. Also, it was reported that right before the explosion... Ricky and the two marines in the vehicle with him were singing together, "Amazing Grace". His family speculates that after the explosion, Ricky finished the song in front of the throne of Almighty God (joined with the billions of people who've gone on before), "When we've been HERE ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We've no less days to sing God's praise than when we've first begun.

Cpl Richard J Nelson will not be forgotten. 

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Born: September 4, 1984

​Died: April 14, 2008