Rick Michael Villani, 30

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Marine Sergeant Rick Michael Villani, born September 16, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada and grew up in Murrieta, California. He was the beloved husband of Lynette; beloved father of Alexis and Kaitlyn.

After graduating high school, Rick joined the United States Marine Corps. Sgt Rick Villani honorably served eight years in the US Marine Corps before joining the Washington National Guard where he was a month away from entering Special Forces training. While serving in the US Marine Corps, Sgt Villani deployed multiple times to Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.

He loved baseball, especially the New York Yankees. He was active and fitness was his life. He loved tattoos and always wanted more. He could light up a room with his smile. He loved Jesus and a devoted Seventh Day Adventist member off his church. He is loved and missed by so many and who knew him.

Those left behind to cherish his memory, his wife Lynette; his daughters, Alexis and Kaitlyn; his mother and stepfather, Cynthia and Jim Clark; his father and stepmother, Michael and Cathy Villani; his sister, Michelle; his brothers, Matt, Josh, Scott and Aaron; and his aunt, Margaret Flores.

Sgt Rick Michael Villani lost his battle with PTS on November 3, 2011 at his home in Sierra Vista, Arizona. He was 30 years old.

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