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Richard V. McGrath

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“Rick was a great comrade in arms and later as a fellow civilian government employee. His dedication to serve, professionalism and good sense of...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Howard and Barbara Treadwell - FL

“I knew Rick as a Security Police Officer and as a First Sergeant. A true Professional in both career fields. You will be missed my friend. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Steve Stebbins - Elkhart, IN

“I served with Rick at Osan AB from September 1990 to September 1991. Rick was the kennel master there and I was one of the handlers. He was a helluva...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Wishart - San Antonio, TX

“I knew Sgt McGrath from Osan AB, Korea. What was there to not like about him? He was always smiling and was good at what he did! It's sad to hear...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Gayenell Meeks-Shirley - TX

“RIP "Magoo"! You'll be sorely missed. You may stand down, we've got the watch from here. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Sam Warren - Daytona Beach, FL

“I was sadden to hear of Rick's passing. May God bless and keep those he left behind. R.I.P. my brother. Old dog handlers never die....they just...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Robert Young - Columbia, IL

“Rick was a consummate professional, the best 1st Sgt a Commander could have! He was my shirt on my first command, he taught me how to be a great CC...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jacqueline Jones - San Antonio, TX

“Rick was one of the best guys I ever met in the military. Always quick with a joke, and could bring you up when you were down. We trained for a...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: John Herr - Hughesville, PA

“Thank you for your service. You have earned your gold retirement watch from God. Now rest peacefully. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Stephen Burk - Temple, TX

“Rest easy brother and fellow dog handler. Our paths only passed briefly at Osan Air Base, ROK but your memory remains. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Tim Wolfe - Casselberry, FL

Rest in peace, Sarge. Your wisdom will be missed. Until the day we meet on the perimeter again. I salute you. “K9 rules the way!! ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Scott Woodcock - Rome, GA

“I will miss you Mr. McGrath. You were a tough competitor, an easy person to talk to, with a great sense of humor. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Hallie Brooks - Rapid City, SD


Richard was born on February 1, 1959 and passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Richard was a resident of Piedmont, South Dakota at the time of passing.

He served in the US Air Force for 26 years and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 pm on Friday, Nov. 10, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home. A service will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the funeral home with Chaplain H.B. Cleveland officiating.

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